Saturday, September 2 at Fort Allen Park 5:30pm
Eastern Promenade, Portland Maine
Free Show – B&P will pass the hat
Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard.
Fort Allen Park: This grassy spot with water views features seating areas, a gazebo & many historical monuments. Bring a chair or a blanket, a picnic and the whole family!
Free Sourdough rye bread with garlic aioli will be served to the public and Bread and Puppet’s famous Cheap Art will be for sale after the show.
The Bread and Puppet Circus promotes nothing less than a full-scale insurrection against the ongoing catastrophe that is the current political and economic order. The necessary insurrection is enacted by a washer women’s demolition and composting force, elementary protectors pursuing their protection vocations, and decapitalization decapitations of capitalist monsters, frequently interrupted by unignorable sunrises.
Bread and Puppet accompanies their proposal of general insurrection with the announcement of a new political party, the Possibilitarians, who have a platform that includes the “thousand alternatives” to the ¾ empire system, as well as “restoring the sky to its advisory position for all aspects of humdrum life.” Possibilitarian candidates are nominated and audience members are invited to sign up to volunteer to construct this new political party.