Bread and Puppet Dirt Cheap Circus and Street Side show in Cleveland

Submitted by clefnb on Sun, 10/18/2009 - 11:36.
10/25/2009 - 15:00
10/26/2009 - 19:00

Announcing two free community events in the Cleveland area featuring Bread and Puppet Theatre from Vermont. 

Sunday, October 25th (3pm) free admission!Bread and Puppet theatre will be performing their outdoor "Cheap Dirt Circus" in the parking lot between the Factory Bldg. and the Food Coop (at 117th and Euclid). The event will be a community event and show of support for the Cleveland Food Coop. The Dirt Cheap Money Circus features the billionaire bonus celebration dance, the logic of the US Healthcare System, the history of humanity and the removal of a mountaintop, interspersed with appearances by Karl Marx, who confronts the 2009 economic situation with his existential thoughts about money and our relationship to it. And much more. As always, this year's circus performs to a live band.

Monday, October 26th (7pm) free admission! Bread and Puppet theatre will be performing their outdoor "Cheap Dirt Street Show" at Coventry Yard Mall at the corner of Coventry and Euclid Heights. The Dirt Cheap Street Show which offers a wide variety of Bread & Puppet Theater's current work - from reflections on war to the sweet notes of the Radical Vermont Sheep-Note Choir, Theater Blue and the antics of the nose thumbing Kaspers. The Dirt Cheap Band will provide the music.

Looking to gather together community groups to endorse and promote this as a community event. With less than two weeks to put this together as a community event any help with promotions, volunteers, tabling, any notions or suggestions at this point will be considered.

*SHORT HISTORY OF Bread and Puppet...* 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." 

Regarding the weather for these shows...these are outdoor shows, please dress appropriately, bring a chair if you need to. In the cause of weather cancelling either show; we will hold a rain date make-up indoor show in the Dobama Theatre on Tuesday Oct 27 at 7 pm at Heights Arts.

Thanks, Kevin (clefnb)

Contact me, if interested, by email (clefnb [at] gmail [dot] com)



(Oct25th) CIA parking lot next to Food Coop - 117th & Euclid 3pm
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Phone: 216-773-0080
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Bread and Puppet reminder

Bread and Puppet will perform tonight at Coventry Schoolyard. 7pm - free! Come one, come all! Bring your cameras. Gather with other NEO progressives and the curious for a rip roaring hour of creative skewering of our "great land" and it's policies.

The photo is from B&P's first appearance in NEO in 2006. Now they are back by popular demand! Thanks to Cleveland Food Not Bombs for arranging this visit.