Friday, February 10, 2012

Marionette Workshop

Last Friday the North Carolina Marionette Theater (, based on the Outer Banks, held workshops on Ocracoke. Deb and Mark and their crew performed on the island last summer, bringing delight to young and old with their story of Tom Benn and Blackbeard the Pirate.

This winter they helped participants learn the basics of constructing and manipulating those wonderful puppets. Here are a few photos taken by Marcy Brenner:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the "Joe Bell" flower. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous12:53 PM

    Did you know that that beloved story of Pinocchio, in the original not the WDW version in the original the cricket has squashed by the puppet within the first few pages of the story!!!! Puppets are possessed.

  2. Anonymous3:02 PM

    I have always found marionettes interesting. The folks that bring them to life, even more so.