Archive: Cashore Marionettes

October 4 – October 13, 2013

The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn

Show Sponsors

In addition to our season sponsors, this production is funded by The Overton and Katherine Dennis Fund and Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour.

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A mesmerizing puppet show
Pure, simple and beguiling, the Cashore Marionettes are the real deal.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

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. This world-renowned marionette company will entertain audiences of all ages. Visit for a sneak peek at this amazing art form.

Two Separate Productions: Choose Your Favorite, or Enjoy Both!

Life in Motion

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, 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, one-of-a-kind evening for adults and young adults.

Length: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts is also a series of scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, 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 marionettes are engineering marvels and the quality of movement is extraordinary. Adults, younger children, and young adults will all enjoy the range of emotions with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing.

Length: 1 hour