PERFORMANCE: The Shatterer of Worlds, West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 West 86th St., NY, NY 10024. November 7th–24th, 2013.
All shows at 8:00 pm. A new show of giant sculpture and dance. Scroll down for further show description.
Week one: Thurs.-Sun.: $18 general admission, $15 for students/seniors/groups of 6 & more (use code BPNYGROUP6). Weeks two & three: Wed.: $15 general admission all tickets; Thurs.-Sun.: $18 general admission, $15 for students/seniors/groups of 6 & more (use code BPNYGROUP6).
Tickets for the performances available for purchase [cash or check only] in the West Park Presbyterian Church one hour before each performance. For advance tickets, visithttp://tinyurl.com/BPNYC2013 or call 866-811-4111 (toll free). Presented in conjunction with The Center at West Park, West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 West 86th St., NY, NY 10024. For more info call: 212-362-4890 or visit www.westparkpresbyterian.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PERFORM IN THE SHOW!! Interested? email puppetsecretary @ yahoo.com
EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE: Peter Schumann: The Shatterer, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368. November 9th, 2013 – March 2014. Queens Museum hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00-6:00 pm. Opening Reception Monday, November 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm, with fiddle lecture performed by Peter Schumann. For more info call: 718-592-9700.
EXHIBTION OF ARTISTS BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS: Nothing is Not Ready: Artists’ Books and Pamphlets by Peter Schumann and the Bread and Puppet Press 1963 – 2013, Printed Matter, 195 10th Ave., NY, NY 10011, November 2nd – 30th, 2013. Opening Reception Saturday, November 2nd, 5 – 7 pm, with fiddle lecture by Peter Schumann Hours: Mondays thru Weds and Saturdays from 11am-7pm. Thursdays and Fridays from11am-8pm. For more info call: 212-925-0325 or visit:www.printedmatter.org
FILM SCREENING: Bread & Puppet Theater at 50 Film Program, Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave., NY, NY 10003, Tuesday, November 19th, 2013, 7:30 pm. Admission: $10, 32 Second Ave., NY, NY 10003. For more info call: 212-505-5181 or visit www.anthologyfilmarchives.org.
Description of Shatter of Worlds Performance:
At the moment when the first atomic bomb was dropped, Oppenheimer, the chief architect of that bomb, recalled words from the Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu prayer book: “Life, the splendor of 1000 suns blazing all at once, resembling the exulted soul, is become Death, the shatterer of worlds.” The overt extrajudicial capabilities of the society system allow the shatterer of worlds to function legally to cultivate destructions so minute and gigantic, the eye cannot perceive and the mind cannot behold them. No politician, no hazardous substance, but a well-established tradition and demon strengthened by endless practices of devastation, the shatterer continues to plot the assasination of existence-as-it-is, while disguising his activities as benevolent maneuvers meant to cure the two ailing adversaries: the planet and humanity. By imitating the miraculous blossoming of the evening primrose, the chapel manages to reverse the original statement: Death, the shatterer of worlds, becomes Life, the splender of 1000 suns blazing all at once, resembling the exulted soul.