Commencing its 50th anniversary of presenting in-earnest socio-political puppetry, the long-standing award-winning Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater, featuring Artistic Director Peter Schumann and his troupe of puppeteers, returns for its 6th annual visit to the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, bringing their signature powerful imagery, masked characters, and giant papier-mâché puppets. This year, the one week residency includes a week-long political art installation (running January 21-27, with an art opening on January 21, from 6-8 pm).
Visual Art Exhibit Details:
Bread and Puppet Theater: 50th anniversary visual art installation created by Peter Schumann.
Jan. 21-Jan. 27, Mon.-Sun.
Free and open to all.
Description: Bread and Puppet Theater Artistic Director Peter Schumann’s most recent visual art exploration which speaks to matters that concern us all.
—Mon., Jan. 21, 6:00-8:00 pm: 50th anniversary opening reception, with refreshments, a fiddle talk given by Schumann, short skits, and music performed by the touring company along with local musicians.
—Tues.-Fri., Jan. 22-25: regular Cyclorama hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm [Thursday & Friday hours extended up to and after the evening performances].
—Sat. & Sun., Jan. 26 & 27: one hour before and after each matinee and evening performance.