Open Eye Figure Theatre Presents

Photos by Kathy Hunter. 

Photos by Kathy Hunter. 


April 27 - 29, 2018

Created and performed by Kurt Hunter
Directed by Laura Wilhelm
Costume design and construction by Robert Graff
Music composed by Arthur Clyde
Puppet design and construction by Kathy and Kurt Hunter
Creative consultant Paul Mesner


PENGUIN IN MY POCKET tells the fun-filled and quirky tale of a penguin scientist who crash lands in the jungle when her experimental jetpack fails, and how she works with an artistic monkey to find her way home — encountering a sea monster along the way.

It’s a solo show featuring marionettes, rod puppets, audience member puppeteers, and live concertina music. Created and performed by puppeteer and engineer Kurt Hunter of The Hunter Marionettes, PENGUIN IN MY POCKET  highlights the importance of imagination in both art and science.


Supported by a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.

$12 —  General Admission
$8  —  Children (5-17)
$5 — Children 5 and under
A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online. Pay as able at the door.
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Performance Schedule
April 27, 7pm
April 28, 11am
April 28, 4pm
April 29, 4pm

Runtime: 50 minutes, no intermission
Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Contact Open Eye at or 612-874-6338 for accessibility information, including ASL reservation.

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