|Paul Mesner with two of his puppets|
Paul Mesner Puppets Offers Kansas City Adults A Funny and Different Kind of Entertainment
Since I work at a local library, I often get to meet the talented and interesting folks who do programs for our patrons.
Last week, I met Paul Mesner of Paul Mesner Puppets when he did a hilarious and nontraditional rendition of Little Red Riding Hood at our branch. Both kids and grown-ups laughed hysterically at the silly and clever play.
In speaking with Paul Mesner before and after the program, I learned that he has been working with puppets professionally for 35 years, has traveled throughout Europe with his puppet programs, and the best thing of all - I discovered that this man is not only talented, he is really, really funny.
I asked him, only half-jokingly, if he had ever considered stand-up comedy. He chuckled and said no, but that besides doing puppets shows for kids, he does puppet shows for adults.
"What?" I asked, somewhat confused because I had never heard of him doing any programs for adults.
"In fact," he grinned, "We have an adult puppet slam coming up next month."
"Tell me more." I badgered him curiously for further details.
"However," he warned, "It is definitely an adult show with adult themes. It is naughty, hilarious, and everyone has a great time."
He hooked me. I was intrigued and am always up for a new adventure - so in other words, I'm going to go to the puppet slam, and I plan on having an evening of complete fun and entertainment.
If you are looking for something different to do, wanting to have a fun experience, and could use a little adult humor in your life, this is your chance too. Tickets are only $10 each and are available by calling the central ticket office at 816-235-6222.
For more information, you can also contact Paul Mesner Puppets at 816-756-3500, or visit his website at Paulmesnerpuppets.org.
You might also be interested in knowing that Paul Mesner Puppets has an entire season of puppet shows scheduled for all ages - which even includes The Nativity, a holiday show in December featuring seven-foot puppets who move through the aisles of Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral (13th & Broadway) to music and chorale accompaniment.
After meeting Paul Mesner last week, I am convinced that he is a vibrant and integral part of the creative core of Kansas City. If you get a chance to experience one of his shows, my advice is - you should go.