Marionette group will have two shows at McCain on April 13

By The Mercury

The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes will offer two shows at Kansas State University on Sunday, April 13, as part of the McCain Performance Series.

“Simple Gifts” will be presented at 5 p.m. and “Life in Motion” at 7:30 p.m., both in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

“Simple Gifts” is a series of scenes and portrayals from everyday life set to the music of Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland.

Through a combination of skilled puppetry, music and theatrical illusion, the original vignettes presented in “Simple Gifts” provide an entertaining vision of what it is to be human. The performance explores a range of emotions and actions with the characters.

In “Life in Motion,” Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. With humor, pathos, classic music and poetic insight, the Cashore Marionettes will portray the richness of everyday life.

Tickets for either of the Cashore Marionettes performances cost $10-$26, plus applicable taxes and fees.

Tickets are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at, or by calling 785-532-6428.

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