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Bread and Puppet Returns to Park Hill Orchard with Our Domestic Insurrection Circus

[Easthampton, MA] Bread and Puppet Theater returns to Park Hill Orchard Sunday, September 10th, at 5 p.m. to present Our Domestic Insurrection Circus, a giant puppet spectacle addressing the urgencies and absurdities of the current moment. For those who haven't made it to Glover during the summer to see Bread and Puppet's 2017 Circus – and for those who just must see the washer women triumph over the billionaires one more time – this is an opportunity to experience a brand-new dose of B&P's inimitable imagistic slapstick, equal parts visually striking, politically potent, funny and poignant.

Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet's founder and director, says that they call this year's Circus Our Domestic Insurrection Circus because with this show they hope to inspire the public to rebel and “underthrow the current system from the toes up,” creating the “possibilitarian models of the new: the sourdough, the potato patches of the new.”

In Our Domestic Insurrection Circus this insurrection is carried out by a contingent of Bread and Puppet's archetypal washer women in the guise of the National Demolition and Composting Force, a giant blue pageant puppet representing water protectors, and decapitalization decapitations of capitalist monsters, frequently interrupted by possibilitarian sunrises.  

Bread and Puppet accompanies their proposal of general insurrection with the announcement of a new political party, the Possibilitarians, who have a platform that includes promoting the “thousand alternatives” to the capitalist ¾ empire system, as well as “restoring the sky to its advisory capacity for all aspects of humdrum life.” Possibilitarian candidates are nominated and audience members are invited to sign up to volunteer to construct this new political party.

After the show, Bread and Puppet's famous sourdough rye bread will be served with garlic aioli and Bread and Puppet's Cheap Art will be available for sale. Admission is by suggested donation $10-$25, with no one turned away for lack of funds. The show is suitable for all ages. More information is available at http://mayostreetarts.org/ and www.breadandpuppet.org.

Background Information about Bread and Puppet Theater

Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance, and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side, the theater has been based in the North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s.

With additional questions or for interview with director, Peter Schumann or company members, please contact Josh Krugman at jrkrugman@gmail.com.