Bread & Puppet Theater
Faust 3 is a timely study on displacement, heaven, and satisfaction in the tradition of Medieval Faust puppet shows and Goethes epic verse drama. As thematically and formally diverse as Goethe's Faust 1 and 2, Bread and Puppets Faust 3 draws its public through a dreamlike succession of scenes depicting various salient aspects proletarian experience in our time: from refugee migration, to the ubiquity of the gun; from the hunger that accompanies food product diversity, to the daily experience of factory workers, the rebellion of prisoners, and the adoration of the sun. "Faust 3" himself is played by a small hand-puppet, darting between the hopper and the mouth of a giant grain mill. A phalanx of black folding chairs menaces the masses with its resolutions of pity. Lubberland choral dancers hop, wiggle, and whistle. And a purple brass band arrives to jitter levity into the feet of the population.
Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally recognized 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. Founded in 1963 by Peter
Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side, The theater has been based in
the North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s.
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15 Kimball Hill Rd
Putney, VT 05346
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|