The Kenai Community Library hosted a showing of “The Sleeping Beauty” by Stevens Puppets on Monday afternoon.
Puppeteers Dan and Zan Raynor, owners of Indiana-based Stevens Puppets, brought the classic story of Sleeping Beauty to life with hand-carved marionettes. The marionettes are the original puppets created by Martin Stevens in the 1960s, Dan Raynor said.
The Raynors are the third-generation of puppeteers to run Stevens Puppets since it was starting by Martion and Margi Stevens in 1933.
“We put a lot of pride in to restoring the shows to the way they used to be,” Raynor said after Monday’s performance.
“The Sleeping Beauty” was the first show that Stevens Puppets ever put on.
The Raynors travel the world with Stevens Puppets, Dan said.