Fisher Center Presents
Bread and Puppet Theater
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Grounds open at 3 pm
Performance begins at 4 pm
Peter Schumann’s celebrated Bread and Puppet Theater returns to the fields of Montgomery Place with The Heart of The Matter Circus, the 2023 edition of its legendary activist circus pageant.
The Heart of the Matter Circus is a brand new show in the tradition of the iconic Bread & Puppet Circuses that began at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont in 1970. The show draws on traditional circus tropes and familiar Bread & Puppet iconography to draw attention to the urgent issues of the day. Stilt dancers, paper maché beasts of all sizes, and a riotous brass band make a raucous, colorful spectacle of protest and celebration.
Featuring more than 20 live puppeteers, musicians, and performers, the event concludes with sharing of the company’s famous sourdough rye bread with aioli. Bread & Puppet’s “Cheap Art”—books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread & Puppet Press—will be for sale.
This colorful, celebratory, and thought-provoking performance is suitable for all ages.
For more information, call 845-758-7900, e-mail [email protected],
or visit https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/bread-and-puppet-theater-2023/.
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Montgomery Place Estate