Bread and Puppet Theatre presenting "The Circus of the Possibilitarians"
Hollins Theatre is thrilled to announce the exciting return of the internationally renowned Bread and Puppet Theatre, famous for their unique form of political theatre with striking social commentary. This company of six women will be presenting their newest work, “Circus of the Possibilitarians” in the Hollins Theatre, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM. You can read about this company on line at <a href="http://www.breadandpuppet.org">www.breadandpuppet.org</a>.
This internationally renowned company champions a visually rich, street-theatre brand of performance art that is filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular. "The Circus of the Possibilitarians" is a satirical horse and butterfly circus, addressing pertinent national and international issues in a clownish fashion, including rotten ideas, a wild dancing horse and some mellow lions, a solemn salute to the world's casualties and much more! The Dire Circumstance Jubilation Ensemble provides a little bit of brass and a lot of noise. Please take note that if some of the circus acts are politically puzzling to adults, accompanying children can usually explain them.
Active since the 1960’s, Bread and Puppet Theatre derives its name from the practice of sharing fresh bread with the audience as a means of creating community, and from its central principle that art should be as basic to life as bread. The company is famous for huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard, with a brass band for accompaniment, and anti-elitist dance. There are puppets of all kinds and sizes, masks, sculptural costumes, paintings, buildings and landscapes that seemingly breathe with a distinctive visual style of dance, expressionism, dark humor and low-culture simplicity.