[act-ma] Bread & Puppet Theater's "Whatforward Circus" on Cambridge Common -- Sunday, September 4th, at 3 pm

Mary Curtin marycurtin at comcast.net
Thu Aug 25 10:22:54 PDT 2016

Bread & Puppet Theater
on the Cambridge Common

Whatforward Circus

Sunday, September 4th, 3:00 pm

"... fight the anonymous monster,
the big fat Wrong."
[Peter Schumann, director]

(Cambridge, MA 02138) Bread & Puppet Theater: Whatforward Circus. Sunday,
September 4, 3:00 pm. Held outdoors on the Cambridge Common, near the
intersection of Mass. Ave. and Waterhouse St. [Rain venue: First Church in
Cambridge, 11 Garden St.] Free performance (pass-the-hat donations); all
ages welcome. For further details, call the Bread & Puppet Theater's
Boston-area hotline 617-286-6694 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

The award-winning Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater takes its annual
Labor Day weekend "little big tour" down from Vermont to the Boston area,
this year bringing their new Whatforward Circus to the Cambridge Common, to
be presented outdoors on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

The Whatforward Circus, in true Bread & Puppet slapstick fashion, follows
the escapades of a group of stone age technology puppeteers, brass players,
and percussionists, as they, according to director Peter Schumann: "check
out the prominent forward moving passions and politics of our capitalist
culture, and make real and unreal against-the-grain proposals to identify
and fight the anonymous monster, the big fat Wrong."

As always with Bread & Puppet circus events, if some of the circus acts are
politically puzzling to adults, accompanying kids can usually explain them.
Sourdough rye bread will be served after the show, along with the sale of
the theater's Cheap Art. The audience is also welcome to stick around and
check out all the masks and puppets.

Special thanks to the Cambridge Arts Council, the Harvard Square Business
Association, and the First Church in Cambridge for assisting in Bread &
Puppet's return to the Cambridge Common, which has been under renovation for
the past few years. The Whatforward Circus on the Common is also funded in
part by the Cambridge Arts Council.

[Bread & Puppet will also be performing their Whatforward Circus on Monday
September 5th, at the Bread & Roses Heritage Festival in Lawrence, MA.
(www.breadandrosesheritage.org <http://breadandrosesheritage.org/> )]


Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated 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.
 <http://www.breadandpuppet.org> www.breadandpuppet.org

--submitted by marycurtinproductions [on behalf of Bread & Puppet Theater]
c/o Mary Curtin
PO Box 290703, Charlestown, MA 02129
617-470-5867 (cell), marycurtin at comcast.net
"dedicated to staging insightful entertainment, particularly in
non-traditional venues"

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