Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover

The Bread and Puppet Theater is a politically radical puppet theater, active since the 1960s, currently based in Glover, Vermont. Its founder and director is Peter Schumann.
The name Bread & Puppet is derived from the theater's practice of sharing its own fresh bread, served for free with aioli, with the audience of each performance as a means of creating community, and from its central principle that art should be as basic to life as bread. Some have heard echoes of the Roman phrase "bread and circuses" or the labor slogan "Bread and Roses" in the theater's name as well, though these are not often mentioned in Bread & Puppet's own explanations of its name.
The Bread and Puppet Theater participates in parades including Independence Day celebrations, notably in Cabot, Vermont, with many effigies including a satirical Uncle Sam on stilts.
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  • Tour of the museum shows how puppets developed through the years...such creativity and sense of humor!!! Totally worthwhile!!!!  more »
  • This is a fascinating must-see for any Vermonter or visitor to this great state. And this is a testament to the beauty and power of the counter-culture.  more »
  • This place is amazing. Go upstairs you won't believe what you see up there! They need a sign to tell people they have a second floor. They sell posters and funny hand made quirky items here too. This place is free to visit but I would drop a few dollars in their donation box on the wall. We brought our 20 year old daughter and 18 year old son here. They took lots of pictures of the crazy stuff here and posted videos on line about it. The puppet museum is the most amazing, weirdest, crazy stuff they've ever seen they said. They took tons of selfies with the life size puppets. If you have teenagers, bring them here but don't tell them what it is. I did that and I freaked them out and amazed them at the same time. You'll see what I mean... They both said this place is freaking me out Mom in a good way.
  • I don't know what I experienced, but it was definitely something. Was it understood? No probably not. Was it entertaining? Yes!

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