The Cashore Marionettes


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.

In the performance Life in Motion, Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. Characters of depth, integrity, and humanity are portrayed in a full evening unlike anything else in theater today. The 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, 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.

Approx. Running time: 75 minutes (with no intermission)

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Joseph Cashore has been designing and performing his remarkable marionettes for over 30 years. He has received numerous awards for his artistry including a Pew Fellowship for Performance Art, based upon his artistic accomplishment; a Henson Foundation Grant, an award intended to help promote puppetry to adult audiences; and a Citation of Excellence from the UNIMA- USA, the highest honor an American puppeteer can receive. 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.

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Joe Cashore works miracles...Let computer trickery take you and fake you some other day. Pure, simple and beguiling, the 'Cashore Marionettes' are the real deal. — The Richmond Times Dispatch

The quality of manipulation is unparalleled, and the effect upon the audience is powerful. The Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Louis

A wonderful world of breath-taking magic is created by one man and his exquisite marionettes.Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta

The range of movement truly has to be seen to be believed and even that might be pushing it.The Toronto Sun

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...this show is highly recommended even for adults who don’t happen to have kids. – Calgary Herald

...beautifully constructed and move with such realism. –Los Angeles Times

Cashore Marionettes make magic without words. – Reading Eagle

Show Dates & Times:

2/8/18 - Thursday

7:00 pm,

$20/Advance, $25/Door.
Online; by calling 207-594-0070 (M-F, noon - 4pm); or at the box office when the theater is open for shows.

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