Finished Waiting will be a brand new show created by Peter Schumann in collaboration with the Bread & Puppet company. According to Peter the show will star “the clock
Finished Waiting will be a brand new show created by Peter Schumann in collaboration with the Bread & Puppet company. According to Peter the show will star “the clock and it’s customers, skies, cities, mountains, forward dancers, backward dancers, a stop officer, and an eye divinity who teaches seeing to non-suspecting eyes.”
Tickets at the door: $10-$25 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Masks are required for all audience members.
The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood. More complex theater pieces followed, in which sculpture, music, dance and language were equal partners. During the Vietnam War, Bread and puppet staged block-long processions and pageants involving hundreds of people.
In 1974 Bread and Puppet moved to a farm in Glover in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The 140-year old hay barn was transformed into a museum for veteran puppets. THeir Domestic Resurrection Circus, a two day outdoor festival of puppetry shows, was presented annually through 1998.
Today, the company makes its income from touring new and old productions both on the American continent and abroad, and from sales of Bread and Puppet Press’ posters and publications. The traveling puppet shows range from tightly composed theater pieces presented by members of the company to extensive outdoor pageants which require the participation of many volunteers. Bread and Puppet continues to be one of the oldest, nonprofit, political theatre companies in the country.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm
Martha Hamblin Hall, Community School of Music and Arts
330 East State Street