The Cashore Marionettes are coming to the Salt Lake City Library’s “Strings Attached” Puppetry Festival, March 29 and 30 at the Main Branch located at 210 E 400 S Salt Lake City, UT
Joe Cashore is an absolute “must see” marionette performer brought to Utah by the Salt Lake City Library. Last time he was in Utah he performed at BYU and USU with tickets from $8 – $12/Person. It was well worth it even at those prices, but this time the performance is FREE thanks to a very generous grant for the arts through the library system.
He will be presenting Simple Gifts, a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by such composers as 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.
Also presenting at this year’s festival are Freddie Spencer “The Stringman,” Whizgiggles Puppets, Utah Puppet Players, Paradise Puppetworks, and Kipper Brothers Puppet Works. There will also be workshops for kids and did I mention that the whole day is FREE, FREE, FREE!