For descriptions of the shows in the current Touring repertory, scroll down below the schedule.
Luberland National Dance Company Tour
Bombing Instead of Negotiating Dances
PERFORMANCE: 4:30pm – McBurney (Skeleton Park), OUTSIDE, Kingston ON
REHEARSAL: 12:30 – 3:30pm- Open Eye Yoga, 336A Barrie St, Kingston ON
19 november – wednesday
PERFORMANCE: 6pm – Picton Town Hall, Picton ON
REHEARSAL: 1pm – 4pm – Regent Theatre, Picton ON
20 november – thursday
*PERFORMANCES IN BOXSTORE PARKING LOTS, Mississauga ON
21 november – friday
PERFORMANCE: 8pm – The Foundry, 298 Northampton St, Buffalo, NY
REHEARSAL: 2 – 5pm; 7pm Run Through – The Foundry
22 november – saturday
PERFORMANCE: 8pm – Clay And Paper Theatre, 35 Strachan Ave, Toronto ON
REHEARSAL: 1 – 5pm; 6:15 Run Through – Clay And Paper
23 november – sunday
PERFORMANCE: 3pm – Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St., Toronto ON
REHEARSAL: 11 – 2pm – Beit Zatoun
24 november – monday
*PERFORMANCES IN GAS STATIONS ALONG HWY 401, Eastbound
Extended Run at THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY in Manhattan, NYC
Week 1: Thursday December 4th ‐ 6th , 8:00 pm
Week 2: Wednesday December 10th ‐13th , 8:00 pm
Week 3: Wednesday December 17th ‐20th , 8:00 pm
*Recommended for ages 12 & up
The Nothing Is Not Ready Circus
Sunday December 7th , 14th and 21st performed at both 3:00 and 6:00 pm
*For people of all ages
Ticket Prices For All Shows
General Admission: $18
Kids 12 and under: $10
Kids 2 & under free for the Sunday Circuses
As usual we need many New York based volunteers to make both the evening show and circus possible!
Captain Boycott Rehearsal Schedule
Monday – Wednesday , December 1st – 3rd rehearsals at 7 pm in the Johnson Theater at TNC
*We will have a communal dinner at 6 pm each night
Thursday December 4th Opening Night
*Once shows start we will have dinner at 5:30 pm with a walk through rehearsal at 6:30 pm.
Circus Rehearsal Schedule
Adults rehearsals Saturday 6th ,13th and 20th from 1 – 3 pm
Kids rehearsals Saturday 6th, 13th and 20th from 4:30 to 5:30
Sunday Run-through: TBA
*Whites are needed for the circus and we will announce the costume for the evening show at the first rehearsal. Costumes are not necessary during rehearsals, and if you do not have anything that will work we will bring a small amount of whites and evening show costumes with us.
DESCRIPTIONS OF TOURING PRODUCTIONS:
The Nothing Is Not Ready Circus is for the not yet existing upriser masses and their kids who need to practice their upriser skills by teaming up with butterflies, cockroaches and elephants. Lions, horses and dogs are also employed to invent the correct rhythmical patterns that fight planetary destruction. The boot flags of the 15th century peasant revolution lead the way. Nothing Is Not Ready is the name of the show.
The Lubberland National Dance Co. presents: Bombing Instead of Negotiating Dances
The Lubberland National Dance Company is forced to perform our defiant, anti-drone dances by the current unbearable news, that our governments are agreeing to accidentally kill children and farmers and fathers with drones and bombs in order to save other children and farmers and fathers from drones and bombes. This performance of 5 Bombing Instead of Negotiating dances will feature dancers from both the Bread and Puppet Company as well as newly trained and returning Lubberland dancers from your community.
A Thing Done In A Seeing Place
The Greek word drama means: a thing done. Theater means: a seeing place.
In this show Antigone’s case is applied to the age of terrorism with black and white cardboard puppets and paintings. The chief characters are: disobedient daughter, cop, congress, commander in chief, 99% chorus, Tereisias and death.
“Much is frightening, but nothing as frightening as man when against winter and storm he hurries his ships through the oceans and the uncorruptible earth he respects not, but rips it open with his ambitions plough” After Sophocles
Captain Boycott is a show in 3 chapters:
1) A Thing Done In A Seeing Place – a modern re-telling of Antigone
2) The Horizontalists – the anti historic philosophy of horizontalisim, which casts light on historic events
3) Captain Boycott – the story of the boycot’s victory over the Captain who bears that name: Captain Charles Boycott, who in 1880 was pulled off his high horse by his own peasants and had his name removed from his self and repossessed and fitted to thousands of rebellions and protests. The issue is the endless re-occurrences of captainly oppression, whether military or economical. The title of the backdrop of this chapter, Men And Women With Sticks, refers to the 15th and 16th century precedents to captain Boycott: the peasant revolts in the Black Forest and The Upper Rhine Valleys.
The show will be performed in collaboration with Bread and Puppeteers and a large group of local volunteers.
The Public Access Center for the Obvious Presents: The Situation
Featuring historic monuments, traditional broom dances to sweep away monumental debris, an anti-extinction angel, a 100 watt lightbulb, a rhino and a ship of fools, all tied into one show for the purpose of edging the not yet upriser-masses into existence.
Shatterer of Worlds Chapel with Naturalization Services for Applicants Requesting Citizenship in the Shattered World
A walkabout political puppet performance, enveloping audience and performers alike. 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 epic: “Life, the splendor of 1000 suns blazing all at once, resembling the exulted soul, is become Death, the shatterer of worlds.” In view of the latest failed earth summit and faced with the likelihood of multiple planetary shatterings, this sentence is reproduced by the Paper Maché Authorities in the Cathedral of Impermanence for your enlightenment and as a reminder of our possible predicament. 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 assassination of existence-as-it-is, while disguising his activities as benevolent maneuvers meant to cure the two ailing adversaries: the planet and humanity.
Link to representative “The Shatterer of Worlds” footage taken by Mark Dannenhauer: http://vimeo.com/75177278.
Birdcatcher in Hell
In 1971, inspired by the fresh green of the Cate Farm meadows, Peter Schumann was moved to make a show all in red, sculpting and painting dozens of masks, including a huge, intricately decorated “King of Hell.” The story came from an ancient Kyogen, a comic interlude in the Japanese Noh cycle. Schumann, together with poet Bob Nichols, had already created a “Birdcatcher” show in the mid sixties back in New York City. Strong political messages colored both versions: The bombardment of Vietnam civilians by US “observers” in the sky-blue 1960′s version, and President Nixon’s pardon of Lt. Calley, responsible for the My Lai massacre, in the later 1971 version. This show also included texts of slaughter and mayhem from the Iliad.
This year, Bread & Puppet presents a revival performance of this historic 1971 with members of the original cast from that time. Now, 42 years after the first performance, many of the original performers – Sue Bettman, Mark Dannenhauer, Marc Estrin, and Avram Patt – take part in the effort. B & P Press Printshop Manager, Lila Winstead, with community help, re-printed the many costumes and banners from the original masonite cuts.