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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Be Here Now: Steig Larsson Double Feature @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson

July 20th, 2010, 2:01 pm by Sara

Noomi Rapace in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Noomi Rapace in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

If you in the mood for a dark Swedish thriller or two, Time and Space Limited in Hudson is showing the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire, films based on the first two books of Steig Larsson’s best-selling Millenium Trilogy.

Here’s the synopsis of the first film:

Forty years ago Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, but her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate what becomes a search that leads to the dark underside of Swedish society.

Both films are in Swedish with English subtitles and are rated “R” for some rather disturbing violence. Trailers and showtimes after the jump.

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Be Here Now: War & Peace: Thoughts And Notes @ Time + Space, Hudson

June 10th, 2010, 2:30 pm by Sara

Linda Mussman

Linda Mussman

Performance artists/community activists Linda Mussmann and Claudia Bruce, founders of Time + Space Limited in Hudson, are presenting a new (and probably undefinable) work of original theater: War & Peace: Thoughts and Notes, a work that focuses on “ideas about Napoleon, war, fact, and fiction, and bugles.”

The production features Linda Mussmann’s writing, directing and set design along with performances and music by Mussmann’s long-time collaborator Claudia Bruce, as well as special guest artist accordionist, musical saw virtuoso (and sometimes trapeze performer) Ryder Cooley.

Set up in the east gallery space at TSL, Claudia Bruce and Ryder Cooley are the actors, readers and musicians (playing accordion, piano, guitar, ukulele, drums and bugles) who guide the audience through a text that Mussmann constructed after thinking about the novels of Grossman and Tolstoy.

War & Peace: Thoughts And Notes @ Time + Space, Hudson
Today: Thursday, June 10: 7:30pm
Friday, June 11: 7:30pm
Saturday, June 12: 7:30pm
Admission: $10

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