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Glover, Vermont

Obscura Day 2016: The Bread and Puppet Museum and Theater

Puppets and politics at a very special theater for the people!

A couple of hours from Montreal in northern Vermont, a small theater company orchestrates annual productions with puppets, people, and a clear political message.

Peter Schumann, founder of the theater, moved to the United States from Germany in 1961 in an attempt to bring folk motifs and politics back into the arts. This culminated in the Bread and Puppet Theater in 1982. The theater operates under the "cheap art" philosophy, which hopes to "reestablish the appreciation of artistic creation by making it available to a wider audience and inspire anyone to revel in an art making process that is not subject to academic approval or curatorial acceptance." The company is most well known for their incredible large puppets, and each summer they hold workshops on woodcut printing, bread making, and more.

Join us for an Obscura Day tour of this very special museum and theater as we learn about Bread and Puppet's history, collection, philosophy and art!

Saturday, April 16; 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Ticket Cost: Free, but capacity is limited--RSVP required. Donations welcome!

Bread & Puppet Theater & Museum
753 Heights Road
Glover, Vermont 05839

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