Bread and Puppet visit Cambridge

Bread and Puppet visit Cambridge

A caravan of giant puppets performs on the Cambridge Common

A famous Vermont puppet troop sets up a circus in the park. Bread and Puppet, a 50 years old company, promoted peaceful protest through puppets. This year's performance, "The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus", shared their activism with the Cambridge community. The show features a pageant of puppets showcasing 6000 years of revolution against human oppression. In one scene, the puppets reenact a story of simple peasants overthrowing warring knights. A powerful moment in the show occurred when a group of women marching in the Chilean woman's right for education protest, chanted "We won't sit down". Later, two giant puppets defeated the villainous ice creatures with a big hug. The show ended with the sharing bread with the audience. The bread was made using a traditional sourdough recipe passed down from the founder, Peter Schumann. If you want to see more visit their web site or their puppet museum in Glover VT. They also have a program where anyone can come, train and be a part of their shows.

For more information check out http://breadandpuppet.org/