posted January 26, 2010

Great Performance Series to Feature Cashore Marionettes Feb. 6

The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature Cashore Marionettes on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerboker Theatre in downtown Holland.

The Cashore Marionettes have performed throughout the world to critical acclaim. In the performances, Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks.

"The Calgary Herald" said, "This collection of puppet vignettes, set to well-chosen music, is a simple but brilliant production that carries the audience through a range of feelings...  I can't recommend this show highly enough."

The performance is a series of comic and poignant scenes taken from everyday life and set to 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 Center of Contemporary Arts in St. Louis, Mo., said "The quality of manipulation is unparalleled and the effect upon the audience is powerful."

The show is highly recommended for adults.  It is suggested that children be no younger than eight years old.

Tickets for the performance are on sale at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, and cost $17 for regular admission, $12 for senior citizens, and $6 for children 18 and under. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets.  The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.

Additional information may be obtained online by visiting www.hope.edu/gps.