Summer Schedule

ANNOUNCING THE

2016 SUMMER SCHEDULE!

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WEEKLY EVENTS:

TUESDAY NIGHTS June 21st – Augst 30th: Shape Note/ Sacred Harp Sings 7:30

Location: Paper Maché Cathedral/Dirt Floor Theater

Shape Note music is mostly American 4-part hymns in the FA-SO-LA tradition.  Easy to learn- all welcome!

 

FRIDAY NIGHTS June 10th – September 23rd : Evening Performance, 7:30pm. Currently: Faust 3, including the Disordering the Existing Order of Life Oratorio

 

In Faust 3,  the chairs of sitters and the rags of refugees are thrown into the cauldron of a citizenless democracy, and proletarian success-seekers are offered superlative and even supernatural happiness. Faust 3 himself is resurrected for the purpose of disordering the existing order of life, accompanied by two accomplices, angel and devil.

 

Location: Paper Maché Cathedral/Dirt Floor Theater

Museum tour at 6:00 pm.  $10 Suggested donation.

 

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOONS June 25TH – August 23rd :  Community Rehearsals, 2pm.

Location: Circus Field

Join the company in rehearsals for the upcoming Sunday performances. See the Volunteer page for more detailed information!

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS June 26th – August 28th: Whatforward Circus & Onward Pageant: 3 pm

 

In the Whatforward Circus & Onward Pageant a group of stoneage technology puppeteers, brass players, and percussionists checks out the prominent forwardmoving passions and politics of our capitalist culture, and makes real and unreal against-the-grain proposals to identify and fight the anonymous monster, the big fat Wrong. Museum tour at 1 pm.  Side Shows start at 2pm, followed by the Circus and Pageant.  $10 Suggested Donation.

 

Location:  Circus Field

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

THURSDAY, July 21st, 7:30 p.m.: Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus, introduced by Rob Mermin

 

Charlie Chaplin won a special Academy Award in 1929 for this film and for “versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing.”  Chaplin not only wrote, starred, and directed this film—his last of the silent era—but he also composed the musical score.  The Circus was out of circulation for 40 years, and is now recognized as one of Chaplin’s best, and funniest. The whole film takes place inside a circus tent and a carnival.  Rob Mermin, founder of the award-winning company Circus Smirkus, is an actor, teacher, author, and director. He studied with mime master Marcel Marceau before embarking on a forty-year career in circus, theater, TV and film.

 

SATURDAY, July 23rd, 7:30 p.m. Palestine for Beginners: a talk by playwright Ed Mast

 

A comprehensive guide to history, issues, current events and the roots of conflict.  Edward Mast is a playwright whose plays and solo performances have been seen around the country and around the world, including two plays with Palestinian co-writer Hanna Eady: SAHMATAH, which has been playing in Israel/Palestine since 1998; and THE RETURN, which played in Israel in 2015 and will open at Mosaic Theater in Washington DC in Spring 2017. Talk will take place in the Paper Mache Cathedral at the Bread and Puppet Farm, 753 Heights Road, Glover VT. Free and open to the public. For more information call 802-525-3031.

 

THURSDAY, August 4th, 7:30 p.m.: Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights, introduced by Rob Mermin

Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece with brilliant comedy and surprising tenderness, and one of the most famous endings in movie history. “A Comedy Romance in Pantomime” is Chaplin’s subtitle. Against all advice, he made this silent film after the advent of the talkies. Chaplin, wrote, starred, directed, and composed the musical score for the film. In 2007, the American Film Institute’s 100 Years ranked City Lights as the 11th greatest American film of all time. In 1949, the critic James Agee referred to the final scene in the film as the “greatest single piece of acting ever committed to celluloid”. Rob Mermin, founder of the award-winning company Circus Smirkus, is an actor, teacher, author, and director. He studied with mime master Marcel Marceau before embarking on a forty-year career in circus, theater, TV and film.

 

THURSDAY, August 18th, 7:30 p.m.: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) (feature-length animation), introduced by Rob Mermin


“Enchanting, beautiful, lyrical, utterly mesmerizing” rarely seen German feature length film by Lotte Reiniger, featuring her exquisite hand-cut silhouettes. Based on the Arabian Nights, with magicians, sorcerers, demons, flying horses, princesses. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (German: Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) is the oldest surviving animated feature film, with a silhouette animation technique Reiniger had invented which involved manipulated cutouts made from cardboard and thin sheets of lead under a camera. “A truly stunning cinematic treasure.” Rob Mermin, founder of the award-winning company Circus Smirkus, is an actor, teacher, author, and director. He studied with mime master Marcel Marceau before embarking on a forty-year career in circus, theater, TV and film.

 

SUNDAY September 25th, 2pm.

B & P’s annual Political Leaf Peeping event with small shows, live music, bread and aioli–a family event!

 

 

 

PARADES THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER

SATURDAY JULY 2nd, 10 am : Greensboro

MONDAY JULY 4th , 11 am: Cabot & 2 pm Barton

SATURDAY JULY 9th , 11am : Newport Jazz Fest Parade

SATURDAY JULY 16th ,  10 am: Lyndonville & 7 pm Irasburg

SATURDAY JULY  30th , 2 pm: Barre Heritage Parade

SATURDAY AUGUST 13th, 1pm: Craftsbury

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5th, 10 am: Sheffield

 

If you’d like to be in a parade with Bread and Puppet, meet 45 minutes before parade start time and dress in white. For exact meeting locations, please email Lyndsay at lyndsaylovelove@gmail.com

 

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