Tour Schedule




For descriptions of the shows in the current Touring repertory, scroll down below the schedule.


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11 November, 2013 – March 2014 :


The Queens Museum presents: Peter Schumann: The Shatterer, the first solo museum exhibition of Bread and Puppet founder and director Peter Schumann, will open in Fall 2013 at the Queens Museum as part of the first season in its newly expanded galleries. On view from November 9th, 2013–March 2014. Curated by Jonathan Berger and organized for the Queens Museum by Larissa Harris. Opening Reception Monday, November 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm, with fiddle lecture performed by Peter Schumann in the exhibition’s “Paper Mache Chapel.” Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368. Queens Museum hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00-6:00 pm. Admission: Suggested donation. For more info call: 718-592-9700 or visit:



Sunday February, 23rd 6 pm 
Barre, VT
The Total This and That Circus
Barre Labor Hall
46 Granite St, Barre VT 05641

The event will start with bread and soup
Followed by the circus at 7 pm
Tickets are $10 for adults, children 12 or under free.
Tickets may be purchased online at (credit card only)
Or at the door (cash or check only)


Friday February, 28th 8 pm 
Plainfield, VT

The Total This and That Circus

Plainfield Community Center

153 Main St, Plainfield, VT 05667


A free event, donations greatly appreciated

Contact Alexis, 371-7239, for more details.




14 March, 2014 – 23rd March,  2014:

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Click on the sidebar Post at right for more details about the workshops, parade and performances in Puerto Rico.


European Tour

The International Community Arts Festival 

Rottedam, Netherlands


Wednesday, March 26, 8:30 pm 

Piero Della Francesca’s Legend of the True Cross

Followed by Dead Man Rises

Theater Zuidplein, Main Auditorium

Zuidplein 60-64

3083 CW Rotterdam, Netherlands


Thursday, March 27

Informal conversation with Peter Schumann

Time and venue not yet known


Friday, March 28, 3 pm

Sacred Harp Singing workshop with Elka Schumann

Location not yet known.


Foix, France

Thursday, April 3 and Friday April 4, 8:45 pm

Piero Della Francesca’s Legend of the True Cross

Followed by Dead Man Rises

L’Estive – Scene National de Foix et de l’Ariege

20 avenue du Général de Gaulle

BP 30095 – 09007 Foix Cedex


2nd September, 2014 – 14th December,  2014:


 Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Black and White with a Shatterer of Worlds Chapel. This exhibition will include performances, symposia, and workshops–stay tuned for more information!



Piero Della Francesca’s Legend of the True Cross

(Exultation Manufacture with Crucifixion of Oppositionist)

A series of tableaux vivants depicting the legend of the true cross as seen in Piero’s murals in Arezzo, mounted on a stage which resembles the Death of Adam lunette, culminating in the contemporary crucifixion of an oppositionist by Bread & Puppet butchers and bureaucrats.


Dead Man Rises

An unreligious resurrection tale with overlifesize puppets, featuring a woman, a river and a dead man, from the mid 60′s, most notably performed as part of the student occupation of Columbia University in New York City in 1968.


The Total This and That Circus

A lively puppet circus with brass band, continuously evolving, the Circus may include acts such as “daffodil combat forces battling F-35s…the elimination of the 800,001st Palestinian olive tree- totally unattended by the National Outrage Orchestra…an Animal Rental Facility which offers disenchanted customers of civilization instant transformation into frog or deer, cricket or rat.” There will also be new characters, like “underprivileged Corporate Dwarves, overshadowed by Ordinary 99% Giants promoting brand-new economy-shrinking ventures, while the Lubberland National Dance Company enhances the program with eternal values gloves-on dances presented to the gloves-off practitioners in Guantanamo and elsewhere”.


Total This and That Circus 2013, photo by Mark Dannenhauer

Total This and That Circus 2013, photo by Mark Dannenhauer

50th Anniversary Cabaret

The cabaret is a series of four short shows that span the fifty years that Bread & Puppet Theater has been in existence.  President and Chair was created in 1992 and is a  puppet show which makes fun of puppet shows and Presidents.  The Foot, the quintessential Bread and Puppet cantastoria which has been performed in many languages and countries throughout the world.  A Man Says Goodbye to His Mother,originally created & performed during the Vietnam War Era and, sadly, still pertinent.

photo by Greg Cook

photo by Greg Cook



Shatterer of worlds chapel with naturalization services for applicants requesting citizenship in the shattered world

The 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:

Shatterer of Worlds, photo by Mark Dannenhauer

Shatterer of Worlds, photo by Mark Dannenhauer















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