Founded in 1963 in NYC’s Lower East Side, Bread & Puppet Theater has been performing intricate productions starring its giant papier-mâché and cardboard puppets for over 50 years. Beautifully channeling activism through art, the troupe has approached topics like militarism, capitalism and environmentalism through avant-garde performance. The troubadours’ current touring performance, “The Public Access Center for the Obvious Presents: The Situation,” is a musical written and directed by founder Peter Schumann. Better to just leave this one to the imagination: The show promises “cardboard horses, an anti-extinction angel, proletariat broom dancers, a 100 watt lightbulb, a ship of fools and a swinging brass band.”
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