Puppets in New York

Ricky Syers is an offbeat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City?s Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her. Now she?s joined his act and the two of them can often be seen performing together.

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