Puppet Show at Concord Monday, March 30

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 05 2009

CONTACT: Concord University Box Office

1-304-384-5101, boxoffice@concord.edu



Athens, W.Va. – The Concord University Artist Lecture Series brings the Cashore Marionettes to Athens. The puppet ensemble will perform Monday, March 30, 2009, at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center Main Auditorium.


The Cashore Marionettes is a lifelike puppet show presented by award winning visual artist Joseph Cashore. Cashore’s performances combine a collection of moving portrayals and scenes from everyday life with original and classical music, such as Vivaldi, Beethoven and Copland.


The Calgary Herald described the Cashore Marionettes, saying, “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.”


Cashore has been designing and performing marionettes for over 30 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1971 and continued studying portrait and figure painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.


Cashore has received numerous awards including a Citation of Excellence from UNIMA, the oldest international theatre organization in the world. This is the highest honor an American puppeteer can receive as Citations of Excellence are only “awarded to shows that touch their audiences deeply; that totally engage, enchant and enthrall.”


Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for non-Concord students. This performance is not recommended for children younger than 8 years of age.


Reservations are not needed for this event.


For more information contact the Concord University box office at 1-304-384-5101 or by e-mail at boxoffice@concord.edu.




CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison at 304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled be the College on campus.


Mariya Mihova and Amanda Lee, students in Concord University’s Communication Arts Department, wrote this press release. Mariya’s hometown is Varna, Bulgaria, and Amanda’s hometown is Bluefield.