Ohio Life

Puppets Tell a Story

Ohio has played an important role in puppetry, a truly unique form of theater.

Puppets are just heaps of fabric, mute heads and lifeless characters — until a child puts a small hand inside one, an actor slips a puppet head over his own or a professional puppeteer cleverly manipulates a marionette. Magically, the puppet becomes a devil or a diva, a dragon or a damsel in distress. 

“Puppetry is a very interesting phenomenon,” says John Lewandowski, artistic director for Madcap Productions in Cincinnati. To read more, click here to subscribe. >>