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Contributed by Chrystyna Dail on 03/28/2012
FOUR SHOWS FROM THE CARDBOARD REPUBLIC
Bread and Puppet Theater, Saturday, March 31, 8-9 pm
Textor Hall 103, Ithaca College
Open to the public
Free, with a hat passing
There exists in these United States a revolutionary and politically radical puppet theatre group known across the globe. They hail from the Northeastern Kingdom of Vermont, a place even colder than upstate New York. And this Saturday, they will be at Ithaca College to perform a new show!
Five members of Bread and Puppet Theater, one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country, will present FOUR SHOWS FROM THE CARDBOARD REPUBLIC this Saturday, March 31, at 8 pm in Textor Hall 103. Inspired by the group's recent involvement in the Occupy Movement, they will perform three plays, Naked Cop, Demand Rises as Unrest Continues, Dire Circumstance Jubilation in Broad Daylight, and one illustrated text recital, Upriser Calisthenics.
B&P founded in New York City in 1963, where it incorporated not only rod and hand puppets, but sculpture, music, dance, and language. During the Vietnam War, it held block-long protests involving hundreds of people. In 1974, the group moved to a farm in Glover, Vermont. In 1982, it launched the Cheap Art Movement, which yielded the now-famous Cheap Art Manifesto. At present, Bread and Puppet performs shows that are anti-war, anti-Capitalism, anti-globalization, and pro-Vermont independence. It is based at a farm in Glover, Vermont but tours the country and world every year.
Thanks to Professor Chrystyna Dail (Theatre Arts) and LCSW Alice Meilman (CAPS) for support. If you have any questions or require special accommodations, please contact Lucy Walker as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.