Cashore Marionettes coming to Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Cashore Marionettes will be presented Sept. 18. (Photo provided)

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present Cashore Marionettes Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.

The Cashore Marionettes will perform “Simple Gifts,” a series of scenes from everyday life set to music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland.

Cashore brings a range of different marionettes to the stage, all intricately complex in their own way. From a violin-playing musician to a galloping horse, audiences will be introduced to a world of nuance, humor and emotion.

As founder-artist Joseph Cashore has explained, the themes explored on stage are universal. The puppets display a wide range of feelings, even without words.

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 an American puppeteer can receive.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and are available by calling 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.