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Mountain Marionettes is a full time, professional puppet company, specializing in the Art of the Marionette. Performed by puppeteer Susan VandeWeghe, Mountain Marionettes’ productions feature short strung marionettes with the puppeteer in full view of the audience. The fast-paced variety format will charm children and adults alike.
Susan VandeWeghe began her career as a puppeteer with AniMart Puppet Theater in Chicago. There she teamed up with Dave Herzog. They toured throughout the Chicagoland Area for 8 years performing an average of 350 shows per year for preschools, elementary schools, libraries and family events such as Arlington International Racecourse’s Family Days and Navy Pier in downtown Chicago.
In September of 1999, Susan moved to Cedar Mountain, North Carolina. She established her own company, Mountain Marionettes and has been touring throughout North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Virginia ever since.
Susan performs with short strung, trick marionettes in a Cabaret style variety show. She designes, engineeres and handcraftes each of her marionettes by hand in her workshop in Cedar Mountain.