The Cashore Marionettes

  • Marionette of an elephant holding branches in its trunk
    Photo: Carl Deutsch
  • Marionette of a mother in a robe holding a baby near a basinnette rocker.
    Photo: Stuart Dahne
  • John Cashore with a marionette resting on his shoulder as if sitting under a tree
    Photo: Carl Deutsch
  • A marionette of an old-fashioned school boy in shorts and suspenders sitting at a desk
    Photo: Carl Deustch

The Cashore Marionettes



Simple Gifts

a family-friendly matinee

September 25, 2021 • 2:00 PM

Pfleeger Concert Hall

(rescheduled from March 2020)

Unmatched in artistry, grace, and refinement of movement, the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. In Simple Gifts, Joseph Cashore presents a series of touching and poignant scenes taken from everyday life and set to stunning music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, 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 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.

This program is recommended for ages 8 and up, and runs 60 minutes with no intermission.

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