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Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover
(4.3/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
The Bread and Puppet Theater is a politically radical puppet theater, active since the 1960s, currently based in Glover, Vermont. Its founder and director is Peter Schumann.The name Bread & Puppet is derived from the theater's practice of sharing its own fresh bread, served for free with aioli, with the audience of each performance as a means of creating community, and from its central principle that art should be as basic to life as bread. Some have heard echoes of the Roman phrase "bread and circuses" or the labor slogan "Bread and Roses" in the theater's name as well, though these are not often mentioned in Bread & Puppet's own explanations of its name.The Bread and Puppet Theater participates in parades including Fourth of July celebrations, notably in Cabot, Vermont, with many effigies including a satirical Uncle Sam on stilts.
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  • I have never seen a Performance by Bread & Puppet in Glover, but in other locations. The troupe does amazing work and if you ever have an opportunity to see them, GO! However, if you ever venture to t...  more »
  • Bread and Puppet is a wonderful, magical place. Fantastic puppets, interesting gift shop! A piece of history! 
  • Bread and Puppet theater puts on summer shows that are funny, creative and very concerned with progressive issues. They have an old world feel as well, with brass band, and strange characters. They al...  more »
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  • This is an odd place, but if you find yourself on your way here you probably already know that! I love their art and passed by it accidentally while traveling in VT. It was very cool to visit their museum/store. There is no one in the store, it's a cash box with an honor system. It's a quick stop if you just want to poke through. Keep an eye out, it's easy to miss if you're going too fast on the two-lane road.
  • Volunteered for years in the seventies and eighties every summer, a great experience lovely people, great Theatre. 1st saw them perform Stations of the Cross at Kelly's Seed and Feed Theater Atlanta will never forget it. If you're in the Northeast Kingdom in the summer don't miss it
  • A truly magical experience on a Sunday afternoon: the museum, live performances, the circus then a pageant and all for just a $10 donation. Political, artistic, inspiring and funny. Do not miss this place but check website for performance schedule.
  • This place is very unusual, but I enjoyed so much more than I had expected. The puppets and masks were fantastic, and the space was very interesting as well.
  • Bread & Puppet is an experience everyone should have at least once in their life.