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Bread and Puppet Comes to University of Guelph

November 8, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$15 – $35

IICSI and the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph have teamed up to present a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance of Inflammatory Earthling Rants from the infamous, the spectacular, the alluring… Bread and Puppet Theater! Bread and Puppet are well known for their visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art which revels in music, dance, and slapstick-filled celebratory protest. If you want to experience one of the most mind-expanding, atypical, and creative shows, this is for you!

The show takes place at War Memorial Hall on Wednesday, November 8 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available on a sliding scale pricing model and start at $15 for students.

Reserve yours now: https://bit.ly/3QI57p1

About the show:

Earthlings are now aflame and consequently need inflammatory rants, directed against the arsonist: Western Civilization and its incompetent government. The habitual pragmatic communication jargon won’t do, so the ranters have to resort to the original language which was tasked to employ the spells, charms, and incantations needed to confront the disaster in order to instigate change – with help from Kropotkin’s Mutual Aid ideology.

About Bread and Puppet Theater:

Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side, Bread & Puppet has been based in the North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s and is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country. Well known for its visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art, Bread and Puppet revels in music, dance, and slapstick-filled celebratory protest. Believing that theater is a basic necessity like bread, the company frequently brings its work to the streets for those who may not otherwise go to the theater. Its shows are political and spectacular, frequently featuring puppets on stilts, huge masks with expressive faces, singing, dancing, and a richly elaborated repertoire of iconic characters.

Bread and Puppet is recognized throughout the world and has won distinction at international theater festivals in Italy, Poland, Colombia, and Yugoslavia, beginning with their break-out performances at the 1968 Nancy Festival in France. Notable awards include the Erasmus Prize of Amsterdam, 4 Obies, the Puppeteers of America’s President Award, and the Vermont Governor’s Award. Bread and Puppet is constantly active, performing at its farm in Glover, VT, and in local churches, schools and parades. It regularly tours Europe, Canada, and the United States and has recently visited El Salvador, Haiti, Russia, Greece and Korea.



November 8, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$15 – $35
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War Memorial Hall
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1Y4 Canada
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