Cashore Marionettes Perform “Simple Gifts” at E&H
The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes will perform Simple Gifts, a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wiley Hall Auditorium.
Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, music from the likes of Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes presented in Simple Gifts 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.
Joseph Cashore has been designing and performing his remarkable marionettes for over 30 years. Cashmore graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor of fine arts degree. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he studied portrait and figure painting. Cashmore is a past recipient of the Henson Foundation Grant that promotes puppetry to adult audiences. The Union Internationale de la Marionnette also gave him the highest honor a US puppeteer can receive.
Emory & Henry College students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge. For everyone else, tickets for the event are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For individuals 55 years of age and older or for students from other institutions, tickets are $8.
For tickets or additional information, contact the E&H Arts Box Office at 276-944-6866.