Next Stage Arts Project presents its eighth socially distanced, outdoor event – Bread& Puppet Theater’s “The Insurrection-Resurrection Service Circus” – on Saturday, October 10 at 3:00 pm on the Hickory Ridge Road soccer field in Putney, VT. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating in distanced pods on the field, and face masks to wear whenever you leave your pod. Rain date for the performance is Wednesday, October 14.
“The Insurrection-Resurrection Service Circus” is this summer’s contribution to the iconic Breadand Puppet Circus tradition beloved by audiences worldwide for nearly two generations — a bright, raucous melee of short acts governed by a brass band, addressing the heart of the current moment using diverse puppetry styles and spanning many moods, from slapstick to the sublime.
Bread and Puppet’s founder and director, Peter Schumann, says the show is “a service for citizens, aliens & immigrants alike to demonstrate the ills that inspire uprising against callously incompetent government and the tragedies that result from that callous incompetence & call for resurrection.”
After the shows Bread and Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale.
Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side, the theater has been based in the North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s.
The performance will be held at 48 Hickory Ridge Road Road in Putney, VT. Special thanks to Jeff Shumlin and Evie Lovett for use of their field. Tickets are $20, and kids 12 and under are free. Advance tickets are available online at nextstagearts.org. For more information, visit breadandpuppet.org and nextstagearts.org or call 802-387-0102.