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Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

Bread & Puppet in Urbana

FREE Show
Bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs
Cannonball Hill in Crystal Lake Park, on Broadway Street just north of Park Street
Rain location: IMC, 2020 S Broadway, Urbana
The circus is coming! The circus is coming! Bread & Puppet Theater makes a rare cross-country tour this fall 2022. With performances coast to coast, from New York to Seattle, Los Angeles to New Orleans, the iconic political puppet theater company brings Our Domestic Resurrection Circus: Apocalypse Defiance to over 50 cities and towns. Fifty-two years ago 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 Bread and Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. 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, with puppets often on stilts, wearing huge masks with expressive faces, singing, dancing and playing music.
After the show Bread & Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread & Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread & Puppet Press – will be for sale.
Hosted by School for Designing a Society. Co-Sponsored by the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, Cunningham Township Supervisor's Office, and Unit One at Allen Hall.
We are dedicated to accessibility. There will be markers for gentle access to the top of the hill and sidewalk-level access to front row seating. At the rain location, IMC has a ramp that is located at the south entrance. If you have other needs for any event, from access to translation, please contact us at 217-344-8820 OR [email protected]
WHEN
September 28, 2022 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
Cannonball Hill - Crystal Lake Park