Cal Performances: Simple Gifts

W H A T :    First Stage For Families: The Cashore Marionettes
W H E N :    Sun Oct 23, 11AM, 3PM
W H E R E : Wheeler Auditorium, Berkeley


M O R E :    Cashore Marionettes

The Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry through exceptional artistry, grace and refinement of movement. The performances, stunning in their intensity and simple beauty, have thrilled 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 comic and poignant 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.

The classic and well-known Simple Gifts is a shorter version of the show intended for a Family Audience. The themes expressed in Simple Gifts are a touching reminder of the beauty, joy, and wonder of life.

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