The Dana Center presents The Cashore Marionettes on Oct. 2

MANCHESTER – The Dana Center, a world-class performing arts center on the campus of Saint Anselm College, is proud to begin its 34th season with a performance by The Cashore Marionettes on Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning artist and performer Joseph Cashore is respected all over the world for the beauty and integrity of the near-life-sized marionettes he has been creating for over 30 years. With a style that exists somewhere between The Muppets and Avenue Q, Cashore Marionettes performances contain no computer-generated effects, and no mixed-media sensory overload. Expect instead an enchanting, entertaining, and humorous evening of storytelling that provides adult and young adult audiences with a one-of-a-kind vision of what it is to be human in today’s complicated world, featuring satisfying theatricality and accompanied by stunning music. With sensitivity and poetic insight, Cashore Marionettes uses a sequence of vignettes to explore a range of emotions with characters and actions that are amazingly convincing as they highlight the beauties and trials of daily life. The marionettes are engineering marvels, and astonishingly lifelike. The quality of movement is extraordinary, and the themes as varied as our human landscape. This is puppetry for grown-ups at its best, celebrating the richness of life.

Tickets for The Cashore Marionettes are on sale on The Dana Center’s online box office:; or by calling the box office at 641-7700.