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Bread & Puppet Theatre Returns to Park Hill Orchard

Bread & Puppet



ONE DAY ONLY!   Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.


Bread and Puppet: 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 12th, at Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road. Easthampton, Massachusetts.

You do not need a ticket.  Admission by donation, $10 - $25 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds. Grass seating. Or bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Please bring a mask.

Bread & Puppet Theater returns to Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton, MA, with a brand new performance in the tradition of the iconic Bread & Puppet Circuses that began at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont in 1970. Traditional circus tropes are recast, with the help of Bread and Puppet's distinctive folk iconography, to draw attention to the urgent issues of the day. Stilt dancers, paper maché beasts of all sizes and Bread & Puppet's Fight-Against-The-End-Of-The-World Brass Band contribute their riotous inspiration to this colorful spectacle of protest and celebration. 

“For a second year in a row, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Our Domestic Resurrection Circus”, says director Peter Schumann. The show, says Schumann, is “in response to our totally unresurrected capitalist situation, not only the hundreds of thousands of unnecessarily sacrificed pandemic victims but our culture’s unwillingness to recognize Mother Earth’s revolt against our civilization. Since we earthlings do not live up to our earthling obligations, we need resurrection circuses to yell against our own stupidity.”

After the show Bread & Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread & Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread & Puppet Press – will be for sale.

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Background Information about Bread and Puppet Theater

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.

Please contact Josh Krugman ( with further questions, or for interview with company members and B&P director, Peter Schumann.