The Cashore Marionettes present . . .
Simple Gifts: April 21, 2018 • 2PM Family Friendly!
Life in Motion: April 21, 2018 • 8PM Great for Adults!
The Cashore Marionettes are unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement. The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. The moving and humorous performances have astounded audiences in Europe, the Far East and across North America including stops at the Kennedy Center, Annenberg Center, Kravis Center, and many others. The Cashore Marionettes are so well conceived and projected, the movement so convincing, the illusion so powerful, that the result is a compelling and unforgettable theatrical experience. A performance by the Cashore Marionettes is a celebration of life. The program consists of a collection of engaging pieces encompassing a broad range of themes, each delivered with a simplicity that expresses the essence of the moment.
Simple Gifts provides humorous, riveting, sophisticated family entertainment. The program is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes provide an entertaining and sensitive vision of what it is to be human. The performance explores a range of emotions with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing. The marionettes are engineering marvels and the quality of movement is extraordinary.
Life in Motion:
Award-winning artist Joseph Cashore creates and manipulates these amazing lifelike marionettes in a performance entitled Life in Motion. Characters of depth, integrity, and humanity are portrayed in an evening unlike anything else in theater today. This performance is a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, pathos, poignancy, classic music, and poetic insight, The Cashore Marionettes take the audience on a journey that celebrates the richness of life. Life in Motion is a powerful, entertaining, surprising, theatrically satisfying, one-of-a-kind evening for adults and young adults.
“This collection of puppet vignettes, set to well-chosen music, is a simple but brilliant production that carries the audience through a range of feelings . . . highly recommended.” — Calgary Herald
“Move with such realism.” — Los Angeles Times
“A wonderful world of breath-taking magic . . . exquisite marionettes.” — Center for Puppetry Arts-Atlanta
“Lifelike delicacy and details . . . beautiful craftsmanship and artistry with insight and illusion.” — The Atlanta Journal/Constitution
“Pure, simple and beguiling.” — Richmond Times Dispatch
“Powerful.” — University of Notre Dame
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