NC Museum of History Daniels Auditorium
4:00 pm, 7:15 pm
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo and the Julia and Friank Daniels, Jr. Endowment Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation
Media Sponsors: GoRaleigh – City of Raleigh Transit, WBRG, WLVA
A performance by the Cashore Marionettes is a celebration of life. The program consists of a collection of engaging pieces encompassing a broad range of themes, each delivered with a simplicity that expresses the essence of the moment. The program, Simple Gifts, is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide an entertaining and sensitive vision of what it is to be human. The performance explores a range of emotions with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing. The marionettes are engineering marvels and the quality of movement is extraordinary.