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Cashore Marionettes Will Pull Heart Strings in Spirited Puppetry Performance at FSU

Two Performances Cover All Ages, Maturity Levels

Frostburg State University will bring the enchantment of the puppetry arts to Western Maryland when the Cultural Events Series presents the Cashore Marionettes Sunday, April 15, at FSU’s Performing Arts Center Drama Theatre.

Audiences of all ages are invited to enjoy the playful creativity of the Cashore Marionettes in two different performances: At 3 p.m., award-winning artist Joseph Cashore manipulates his amazingly lifelike marionettes in a family program, “Simple Gifts,” which is recommended for adults and children no younger than eight. A series of touching character portrayals and scenes from everyday life are set to original and classical music, including Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. The vignettes celebrate the beauty, joy and wonder in life, exploring a range of emotions from comic to tragic.

Then at 7:30 p.m., Cashore presents a collection of marionette masterwork in his tour-de-force, “Life in Motion.” Characters of depth, integrity, and humanity are portrayed in a full evening unlike anything else in theater today. Recommended for adult and young adult audiences, the performance is a series of comic and poignant scenes played out against a backdrop of classical music. A combination of virtuosic manipulation, humor, pathos and poetic insight takes the audience on a journey celebrating the richness of human experience.

Cashore’s amazing puppets have performed in Europe, the Far East and across North America, including stops at the Kennedy Center, Annenberg Center and Kravis Center.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the Cashore Marionettes, call the FSU Cultural Events Box Office at (301) 687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES, or visit online at

The Cashore Marionettes performance is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services, and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589