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Orville the Ostrich

You were phenomenal! Families were amazed and delighted by your marionettes.
- Ashley Duffalo, Family Programs Manager, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

UNIMA Citation of Excellence

The Hunter Marionettes have delighted audiences from concert halls to grade schools, from retirement homes to preschools. Accompanied by music ranging from classical to lively dance tunes, each member of this cast of intricate, hand-crafted marionettes will entertain you with his or her own special talents. In a typical performance, you'll see a penguin try his luck on the flying trapeze. You'll see an ostrich attempt to fly. You'll see dancing and juggling and much much more.

Truly delightful entertainment for the whole family!



Bob Kramer and Charlie the Caterpillar
Bob Kramer and Charlie the Caterpillar

Puppet theatre that is slightly unconventional and enormously appealing.

- Steve Abrams, The Puppetry Journal

Cholesterol Cuties
Our Chorus Line: The Cholesterol Cuties

Artist Kurt Hunter uses understated wit, astounding grace and a great menagerie of delicately stringed creatures to usher us into the odd and endearing world of marionettes.

- Carolyn Petrie, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN

Wendell explains marionettes

The marionettes were beautiful, the show was wonderful and the children were entranced.  We were pleased that you could share your artistry with us as we try to build a new audience for puppetry in the area.  You are always welcome back.

- Deanne Wortman, Iowa City Public Library

Sam the Juggler
Sam the Juggler
The Baby Flamingo
The Baby Flamingo
Charlie - Vaudeville Dancer
Charlie, a Vaudeville Dancer
The Raven
The Raven, a ballerina
Sock Puppet Marionette
Sock Puppet Marionette

A Few of the Places We've Performed

Walker Art Center
Hennepin County Libraries

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
MacNider Museum, Mason City, Iowa
Puppetry Arts Institute, Independence, Missouri
Sons of Norway
Oracle Corporation
Minneapolis Public Libraries
Knollwood Mall

Owl Glass Puppetry Center, West Liberty, Iowa
Edina Woman's Club
International Special Olympics
Slumberland Company
Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra
(Click above for more about our collaboration with the LSCO.)


For prices and availability contact:
Kurt and Kathy Hunter
5918 West 39th Street
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
(952) 920-7131