Tour Schedule

BREAD AND PUPPET SPRING CIRCUS TOUR, MAY 17-23 2017:

Bread and Puppet brings its Insurrection Mass & Whatforward Circus to Detroit, MI and Buffalo State College!

 

Thursday, May 18th, 7 p.m.

Insurrection Mass with Funeral March for a Rotten Idea

Carrie Morris Arts Production

2221 Carpenter Ave, Detroit, MI 48212

 

Friday, May 19th, 7 p.m.

Insurrection Mass with Funeral March for a Rotten Idea

Carrie Morris Arts Production

2221 Carpenter Ave, Detroit, MI 48212

 

Saturday, May 20th, 3 p.m.

Whatforward Circus

Detroit Institute of the Arts

5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

 

Sunday, May 21st, 3 p.m.

Whatforward Circus

Detroit Institute of the Arts

5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

 

Tuesday, May 23rd, 7 p.m.

Insurrection Mass with Funeral March for a Rotten Idea

Buffalo State College, @ The Flexible Theater in the Donald Savage Building

1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, New York 14222

 

Tickets: $10-$20 Suggested Donation

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DESCRIPTIONS OF TOURING PRODUCTIONS: 

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Faust 3

After Faust 2’s contract with the devil came to an end — because the guest had been fulfilled and satisfaction had been achieved — Faust 2 died. But the demand for more light which Goethe issued at his own death requires a new model of Faust, an actor in the history of light, a conspirator who pursues the disordering of the existing order of life, & sides with the Proletariat’s demand for the radicalization of leisure. Gargoyles are employed to manage the uneasy masses. Both devil & angel, disguised as undercover agents, accompany Faust 3’s journey through the mess of the modern empire all the way to the glorious final appearance of the Here.

 

Esteli Kitchen and Tyson Houseman in Bread & Puppet’s FAUST 3 Summer 2016. Photo by Mark Dannenhauer

 

Underneath the Above Show #1 (inspired by the forthcoming elections in the greatest country in the history of the world) 

 

This show takes place in a distant, mountainous country much different from ours, where successive unsuccessful cardboard kings reign with fleeting promise over an over-life-size, technicolor cardboard electorate, operated by a hardhat workforce prone to coffee breaks, until the eternally-hopeful population installs a jolly old god in the highest office of the land. It’s a hilarious, timely antidote to the election-themed entertainment on TV. And, with its raucous energy and bright palette, it makes a fortalizing fall hurrah!

 

UnderneaththeAboveSHow

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The Seditious Conspiracy Theater Presents: A Monument for the Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera

 

From the meaning of the word “conspiracy” to the indictment of “seditious conspiracy,” a group of competent clowns supported by a chorus of seditious conspiracy dancers demonstrate the effects of U.S. actions on the island of Puerto Rico, as well as the power of the government over the individual freedom fighter by highlighting the stages in Oscar’s life that led to his incarceration.

 

Oscar SHow

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The Whatforward Circus

 

In which a group of stone-age technology puppeteers, brass players, and percussionists check out the prominent forwardmoving passions and politics of our capitalist culture, and make real and unreal against-the-grain proposals to identify and fight the anonymous monster, the big fat Wrong; complete with Mongolian hordes, singing toilets and stilted flying businessmen!

 

puerto-rico-act 

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Faust 3

 

After Faust 2’s contract with the devil came to an end — because the quest had been fulfilled and satisfaction had been achieved — Faust 2 died. But the demand for more light which Goethe issued at his own death requires a new model of Faust, an actor in the history of light, a conspirator who pursues the disordering of the existing order of life, & sides with the Proletariat’s demand for the radicalization of leisure. Gargoyles are employed to manage the uneasy masses. Both devil & angel, disguised as undercover agents, accompany Faust 3’s journey through the mess of the modern empire all the way to the glorious final appearance of the Here.

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