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Patrick Ahearn: The Hand Behind the Puppets

Upper Darby Summer Stage is swarming with puppets this season. The puppeteer at the helm, Patrick Ahearn, has been working for weeks on everything from a two-headed llama to a colorful parrot and even a 20-foot dragon. This week his puppets will make their premiere in “Doctor Dolittle, Jr.” This big, show-stopping production features a collection of animal puppets that talk to Doctor Dolittle! We took some time to talk to Pat about his training and what makes a puppet really unique. Pat has been working officially with puppets for the past 25 years. Unofficially, Pat has been playing with puppets since

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