Win FREE Tickets to Bread & Puppet Theater @ Sanctuary for Independent Media, 10/17/13

Bread and Puppet Theater

“We believe in puppet theater as a wholesome and powerful language that can touch men and women and children alike, and we hope that our plays are true and are saying what has to be said, and that they add to your enjoyment and enlightenment.”
Peter Schumann

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the magnificent Bread & Puppet Theater with a special performance at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy at 7pm on Thursday (October 17).

Equal parts poetic and political, Bread & Puppet Theater will be performing several short theater pieces spanning their half century, including “King Story” (an early anti-war piece which was originally performed in 1967), “President and Chair,” (a 1992 work that pokes fun at presidents, election campaigns and puppet shows), “The Foot” (originally performed in NYC at an anti-nuke rally in 1982) and “A Man Says Goodbye To His Mother” (created during the Vietnam War era).

Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann, Bread & Puppet Theater originally tackled concerns of rent, rats and living conditions of the neighborhoods of the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Today, productions have developed into more complex theater pieces, integrating music, dance and more.

In 1974, Bread & Puppet Theater decided to pack up and move from the city to a farm in Glover in Northeastern Vermont. Bread & Puppet Theater has a wholesome and powerful language that can capture anyone’s attention – a great form of entertainment for adults and children alike. Bread & Puppet Theater is a necessity; just as bread is food for your stomach, theater is food for your soul.

Admission for Thursday’s show at the Sanctuary for Independent Media is pay-what-you-wish ($10 suggested, $5 student/low income). Tickets are available for advance purchase or at the door.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Thursday (October 17), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! This giveaway has ended.

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1 Comment
  1. -S says

    Yeah! Saw them twice, I’m sold.

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