Date:   10/17/2014

Master puppeteer Joseph Cashore brings art to life

A mesmerizing performance by Joseph Cashore and his Cashore Marionettes will be presented at the historic Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake on October 17th at 7:30 p.m.  Cashore, a master puppeteer, has been creating and performing with his intricate marionettes for over 30 years, and on Friday, will be performing his show, Life in Motion.

In the performance Life in Motion, characters of depth, integrity, and humanity are portrayed in a full evening unlike anything else in theater today. 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 older children alike.

In addition to these wonderful vignettes presented in venues around the country, Cashore provides a personal and detailed look at how he makes and controls his intricate marionettes, in his fascinating DVD, "Up Close with The Cashore Marionettes." Joe opens his studio and his sketchbook, reveals secrets of his craft, and discusses the inspirations for his work. Also included are excerpts from the show, answers to frequently asked questions, and a bonus featurette; "How It’s Done.”

"The quality of manipulation is unparalleled, and the effect upon the audience is powerful.”

— The Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Louis

This performance is supported in part by a grant from grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Accommodations provided by the Heidel House Resort and Spa.

 Tickets for The Cashore Marionettes: Life in Motion are $23 and are available at the Thrasher office, Horicon Bank (Green Lake), Pick N' Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon), Twister (Princeton), or by calling (920)-294-4279. Tickets are also available online at


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