Bread and Puppet Theater’s Our Domestic Resurrection Circus: Apocalypse Defiance


The circus is coming! 58-year-old, Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater is returning to Portland to present its iconic puppet circus at Fort Allen Park.

In 1970, Bread & Puppet Theater performed Our Domestic Resurrection Circus for the first time at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Since then, this capacious and provocative title has served as the basis of annual spectacles that generations of audiences have come to rely on for satire and celebration in the face of intolerable circumstances. This year, B&P will take up the tradition again, albeit with a timely subtitle: The Apocalypse Defiance Circus.

The show, says Schumann, is “in response to our totally unresurrected capitalist situation, not only the hundreds of thousands of unnecessarily sacrificed pandemic victims but our culture’s unwillingness to recognize Mother Earth’s revolt against our civilization. Since we earthlings do not live up to our earthling obligations, we need resurrection circuses to yell against our own stupidity.”

After the performance, Bread & Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread & Puppet’s “Cheap Art” will be for sale.

FREE to attend and fun for all ages! Cash donations, chairs/blankets, sunscreen, and water are encouraged.