In the days leading up to Bread and Puppet’s conference performance, the troupe will work with students in a series of workshops to prepare them for the shows on April 16-18.
This opportunity will give students an inside view of one of the nation’s oldest not-for-profit companies, founded 50 years ago by Peter Schumann.
The theatre is known for its political undertones juxtaposed with oversized papier-mâché puppets and the serving of bread with each performance.
Bread and Puppet’s conference show “The Shatterer of Worlds: Chapel with Naturalization Services for Applicants Requesting Citizenship in the Shattered World” will be held at Hammons Student Center. It is a walkabout political performance, enveloping audience and performers alike.
The show references the moment the first atomic bomb was dropped and the bomb’s chief architect Robert Oppenheimer recalled Bhagavad Gita’s Hindu prayer: “Life, the splendor of 1,000 suns blazing all at once, resembling the exulted soul, is become Death, the shatterer of worlds.”
Dates: April 16, 17 and 18
Times: 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Location: Hammons Student Center West Court
Admission: April 16 performance is open to MSU students, faculty and staff only; April 17-18 is open to the public
Tickets: Free, but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at JQH Arena, Hammons Hall or PSU Theater box offices, or by calling 1-888-476-7849 (shipping and handling fee will apply for phone reservations).
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Post about it on Facebook or Twitter and tag your posts with the official hashtag: #CitizenBear. Those tagged posts will be pulled to the #CitizenBear Tagboard. Go to web and new media’s site for more conference social media tips.