WSU Performing Arts

Main Stage Series

Cashore Marionettes


Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:00 p.m. @ Jones Theatre in Daggy Hall

Performance is SOLD OUT.

Unmatched in artistry, grace, and refinement of movement, the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. Their 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 show unlike anything else in theater today.

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

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 performance for adults and young adults.

"Simple but brilliant . . . highly recommended even for adults who don’t happen to have kids."
The Calgary Herald

Joseph 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.

The Cashore Marionettes are so well conceived and projected, the movement so convincing, the illusion so powerful, that the result is a compelling, unforgettable theatrical experience.



Reserved Seating
$10 Adults
$8 WSUAA Members
$8 Seniors (60+)
$5 All Students & Youth
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This performance is included in the Main Stage Series, Fall Series, and Full Series.

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This performance is presented with support from:

The Hilltop

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