A unique and classic storytelling tool was performed for a smaller matinee audience at Albert Taylor Hall today Sunday.
The Cashore Marionettes performed a varied selection of puppetry stories, as part of the Emporia Arts Center's seasonal programming.
The show is named after their creator, Joe Cashore, who has won multiple awards for puppetry, inlcuding a Henson Foundation Grant to promote the art of puppetry as a storytelling medium for adults.
Cashore made his first marionette more than 50 years ago, and has probably made 150 puppets in his lifetime. He's been a professional puppeteer for 26 years now; he says it's interesting work, and he's fortunate that it has sustained him -- because his first artistic endeavor didn't.
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Cashore will be in Lawrence next. For more information, go online to www.cashoremarionettes.com. This is the last show for the Arts Center, before the Missoula Children's Theatre comes to town.