Arts Alive! Presents Cashore Marionettes on Sept. 12

Monday, September 10th, 2012

As part of West Virginia Wesleyan’s Arts Alive! Series, the Cashore Marionettes will take stage at 7:30 p.m. on September 12 in the Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts.

In the performance Life in Motion, Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. 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.

Cashore 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.

Admission is $8 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens and students; and free with Wesleyan ID. A special showing will take place at 10 a.m. that day for area elementary students. For more information, please contact the office of campus life at 304-473-8104.