Bread and Puppet Theatre at TW Wood Gallery
The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1
The TW Wood Gallery is pleased to present the work of Peter Schumann of Bread and Puppet Theater. This important show will be exhibited in both the Hallway and the Nuquist Gallery. The new exhibit features hundreds of new works, big and small, by Peter Schumann and his Bread and Puppet Theater.
The exhibit will run from January 25th to February 20th, 2020. All shows are free and open to the public.
The Bread and Puppet Theater is a politically active puppet theater, founded by Peter Schumann in New York City in 1963 and based in Glover, Vermont since 1974. The name Bread and Puppet is derived from the theater’s practice of sharing its sourdough rye with the audience, and from its central principle that art is as basic as bread.
The Bread and Puppet Theater participates locally in parades and is active at many statehouse marches in Montpelier. Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet’s director, was born in 1934 in Silesia. Schumann was a sculptor and dancer in Germany before moving to the United States in 1961. In 1963 he founded Bread and Puppet Theater and in 1970 moved to Vermont, eventually settling in the Northeast Kingdom in Glover where the company still performs outdoor circuses and pageants all summer long. For more information visit Bread and Puppet Theater at: https://breadandpuppet.org.
Reception: February 7th, 4:00 – 8:00pm - In Conjunction with Art Walk 5:00pm - Bread and Puppet Performance: The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 2 Peter Schumann will perform a Fiddle Rant and along with Bread and Puppet members and volunteers a Contastoria Performance for “The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1” at the reception. There will be live music and singing and bread and aoli will be served at the end of the performance as is tradition. Items from the Bread and Puppet Press will be available for perusal and purchase.
Date & Time
Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
01/25/2020 through 02/20/2020
12:00PM - 4:00PM
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