BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM CELEBRATES OPENING OF 43 rd SEASON
Sunday, June 3 rd , 2 p.m.
The Bread & Puppet Museum celebrates the beginning of its forty-third season with a
Museum Open House on Sunday June 3 rd , 2-5pm. Visitors will be treated to live music, large and small puppetshows, and free sourdough rye bread with aioli.
Festivities begin at 2 p.m. with singing from The Sacred Harp, a collection of early American choral music featuring many Vermont composers. Then the Bread and Puppet Museum’s guard, a diminutive wood-carved puppet, will take up his post at his desk on the bench beside the door to the Museum and the Museum will be officially open for the season. The public will then be free to browse the Museum’s unique collection of more than 50 years of puppets, sets, banners, and paintings from the Bread and Puppet Theater – newly spruced up by a spring cleaning, and with a few new additions.
Meanwhile, in the Museum as well as on the grounds and in the other farm buildings, Bread and Puppet friends and neighbors will perform various simultaneous musical acts and puppetshows. Performers will include Clare Dolan of Glover, Meredith Holch of East Hardwick, Merry-Go-Round of Glover, Adam Cook and Hayley Lewis of Sheffield, and (for the 43 rd consecutive year) Burt Porter of Glover with his band.
At 4pm the Bread and Puppet Company, assisted by 15 students from Concordia University in Montreal, will perform their first shows of the season: Gun Dialectics in the small theater “Under the Barn,” followed by Grasshopper Rebellion in the Paper Maché Cathedral. “Gun Dialectics” grapples with the role of the gun in US politics, economy, culture, and psyche by throwing together various contemporary actors – judges, teachers, citizens, non-citizens, politicians – and arming them with questions, answers — and guns. Grasshopper Rebellion is Bread and Puppet’s latest attempt to understand
and learn from the 6,000 generations of human revolutions against human management in order to further the many revolutions underway in the present. To this end, the Bread and Puppet company takes inspiration from the grasshoppers, who carry on with their revolutionary business no matter who is the president.
Bread and Puppet’s famous sourdough rye bread will be available throughout the afternoon, as will fresh mint tea.
The Bread and Puppet Museum will be open daily 10am-6pm (as well as after shows) until
November 1 st .
The Bread and Puppet Museum is located at the Bread and Puppet Farm on 753 Heights Rd./Rt. 122 in Glover, Vermont.