Transition Town Manchester is delighted to again host Bread and Puppet Theatre at Long Trail School at 2:00 PM on Saturday Nov. 6. Tickets are on sale at New Morning Health Food Store in Manchester or at the door. Last year's performance was standing room only so reserve your tickets early. This year's show is the "The Decapitalization Circus which will demonstrates in numerous death-defying stunts the phantastic effects of the capitalization of life in the U.S. and citizens’ courageous efforts of decapitalization. The performers represent the whole scale of the social spectrum from benign billionairism to despicable homeless anti-social-elementarianism. All the acts are FDA and FBI certified displays of patriotic correctness and defy all imaginable forms of terrorism. The Possibilitarians, a multi-instrumental variety ensemble, provide the appropriate-inappropriate sounds for the circus."
The Bread & Puppet Theater is one of the oldest non-profit, self- supporting theatrical companies in the U.S. The theater has been enacting its radical utopian vision in cardboard and cloth for over forty years, from the spectacle of its larger-than-life puppets at Vietnam War protests in New York City to the pageantry of its long-running (over 25 years) annual event, “Our Domestic Resurrection Circus” in Glover, Vermont. The latter event regularly attracted audiences in the tens of thousands up to the late 1990’s. Author and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu has praised “the genius of Peter Schumann [artistic director], the prodigious puppet-God,” writing; “the Bread & Puppet Theater has been so long a part of America's conscious struggle for our better selves, that it has become, paradoxically, a fixture of our subconscious.”
Please join us at Long Trail School for an afternoon of creative antics that will get the whole family laughing. Young and old will be delighted.