Sumter County Fine Arts Council presents The Cashore Marionettes Sept. 29 at UWA

joseph_cashore_2LIVINGSTON — The Sumter County Fine Arts Council will kick off its season with The Cashore Marionettes on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of West Alabama’s Bibb Graves Auditorium.

The Cashore Marionettes performances have entertained audiences in Europe, the Far East and across North America including stops at the Kennedy Center, Annenberg Center, Kravis Center and many others.

In the performance Life in Motion, Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. Characters of depth, integrity and humanity are portrayed in a full evening unlike anything else in theater today.

The performance is a series of comic and poignant scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful music by composters such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss and Copeland.

The Cashore Marionettes take the audience on a journey that celebrates the richness of life through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, pathos, classic music and poetic insight.

Joseph Cashore has received numerous awards for his artistry including a Pew Fellowship for Performance Art, based upon his artistic accomplishment; a Henson Foundation Grant, an award intended to help promote puppetry to adult audiences; and a Citation of Excellence from the UNIMA-USA, the highest honor and American puppeteer can receive.

Admission to the performance is free to SCFAC members. General admission is $10 for adults and $2 for students. UWA students are admitted free with a current identification card.

The council receives support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the University of West Alabama, and other agencies, businesses, and individuals. For more information about the season’s schedule or about becoming a SCFAC member, please visit