Bread & Puppet: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus
Fort Allen Park
Sunday, September 9 at 4:30pm
Suggested Donation $10-$25. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bread and Puppet Theater returns to Fort Allen Park in Portland Sunday, September 9th with The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus, a celebration of 6000 generations of human revolution against human management, featuring giant dwarves and celestial grasshoppers, and powered as always by the hot sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band.
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” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale after the show.
Bread and Puppet’s director, Peter Schumann, says of The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus: “The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus is a circus of ruthless critique of 6000 years of unhuman history and the uprisings against it, from the battle of Sempach in 1386 when 1300 peasant women and men, equipped with pitchforks and hayrakes overthrew a 4000 strong state-of-the-art army of knights, to the current battles in which ridiculously small numbers of possibilitarians underthrow — from the toes up — the incompetent billionaire democracy again and again.”
Bread and Puppet comes to Fort Allen Park as part of the first weekend of a 14 week tour across the United States and back with The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus and The Basic Byebye Show.