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Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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  • 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...  read more »
  • My girlfriend and I learned about Bread and Puppet in high school, so we had to go see it for ourselves. It is absolutely amazing to experience. The people are so friendly and outgoing - it really is ...  read more »
  • Great creativity and fun art! Peter and his wife are LOVELY people! The cultural knowledge and atmosphere are wonderful. You can learn so much here, so much history. DONT LET THE BIG FOOT... CUSH YOU! 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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