Win FREE Tickets to Bread & Puppet Theater @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, 10/17/13

October 15th, 2013, 10:18 am by Greg

Bread and Puppet Theater

“We believe in puppet theater as a wholesome and powerful language that can touch men and women and children alike, and we hope that our plays are true and are saying what has to be said, and that they add to your enjoyment and enlightenment.”
Peter Schumann

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the magnificent Bread & Puppet Theater with a special performance at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy at 7pm on Thursday (October 17).

Equal parts poetic and political, Bread & Puppet Theater will be performing several short theater pieces spanning their half century, including “King Story” (an early anti-war piece which was originally performed in 1967), “President and Chair,” (a 1992 work that pokes fun at presidents, election campaigns and puppet shows), “The Foot” (originally performed in NYC at an anti-nuke rally in 1982) and “A Man Says Goodbye To His Mother” (created during the Vietnam War era).

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The Marvelous Bread & Puppet Theater

October 19th, 2012, 1:00 pm by Greg

Bread and Puppet Theater

Story by Ed Atkeson
Photographs by Cathy Frank

Throughout the ’80s and ’90s the Bread and Puppet Theater’s Domestic Resurrection Circus festival was a regular part of our summer. 1998 was the last year for the big fest, and we hadn’t gone since then. Then this last August we made the trek up to Glover in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

I am happy to report that everything is as it was. The Museum is still there. There is a big new theater. Peter Schumann is baking bread, creating plays and walking on his tall stilts in the Circus. On the weekends in July and August, there is a Friday night drama in the new theater, and the Circus and Pageant is on Sunday.

It’s wonderful.

It’s incredible.

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LIVE: Bread & Puppet Theater @ Time + Space Limited, 3/22/12

March 23rd, 2012, 3:30 pm by Greg
Bread and Puppet Theater @ Time + Space, Hudson

Review and photographs by Greg Haymes

It’s an election year…

And Glover, Vermont’s marvelous band of agit-propsters the Bread & Puppet Theater returned to Time + Space Limited in Hudson on Thursday night with their most politically potent evening of theater in recent memory. It was the rag-tag troupe’s 14th consecutive springtime tourstop at TSL, and this time around they left behind the cabaret/revue-style performance that they’ve presented in recent years – 2011’s “The Decapitalization Cabaret” and ’10’s “The Dirt Cheap Money Cabaret” – in favor of a more strident evening of theater.

“4 Plays From the Republic of Cardboard” is an evening of four short plays based on B&P’s recent involvement with the Occupy Movement, and all four pieces directly addressed the hot-button issues and sentiments of that ongoing experience. “Demand Rises as Unrest Continues,” with its title taken verbatim from a headline in The New York Times business section, opened the evening and set the tone.

There was less humor than the cabarets offered, and less visual poetry than much of the troupe’s early work from the ’60s and ’70s. But the message was clear, and the production offered an unflinching support for the 99 percenters, or as the troupe of five women described them, “the heretofore ignored and despised masses.”

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Be Here Now: Bread & Puppet Theater Returns to Time + Space Limited Tonight-Sunday

March 22nd, 2012, 12:03 pm by Greg
Bread and Puppet Theater @ Time + Space, Hudson

Yeah, I know it feels like the middle of summer out there today, but it’s still only the first week of spring. And one of the most wonderful harbingers of springtime on the Nippertown arts scene is the yearly visit by the always marvelous Bread & Puppet Theater to Time + Space Limited in Hudson.

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