Bread and Puppet Theater

Sautee, GA

Date

29-Apr-2016

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29-Apr-2016

Time

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location

Sautee Nacoochee Center
283 Highway 255 North
Sautee, GA 30571
(GPS is not accurate for this address - call for directions)

Cost

$10 member, $12 non-member, $5 child (16 & under)

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The Sautee Nacoochee Center presents

BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER

Friday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.

The Historic Gym

$10 Members, $12 Non Members $5 Child (16 and under)



The Sautee Nacoochee Center proudly announces the return of Bread and Puppet Theater, Friday, April 29 at 7:30 in the Historic Gym.

The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood. More complex theater pieces followed, in which sculpture, music, dance and language were equal partners. The puppets grew bigger and bigger. Annual presentations for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and Memorial Day often included children and adults from the community as participants. Many performances were done in the street. During the Vietnam War, Bread and puppet staged block-long processions and pageants involving hundreds of people.

In 1974 Bread and Puppet moved to a farm in Glover in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The 140-year old hay barn was transformed into a museum for veteran puppets.

The company makes its income from touring new and old productions both on the American continent and abroad, and from sales of Bread and Puppet Press’ posters and publications. The traveling puppet shows range from tightly composed theater pieces presented by members of the company, to extensive outdoor pageants which require the participation of many volunteers.

Bread and Puppet is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country.

Visit www.snca.org or call 706-878-3300 for tickets and information.

The Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Hwy 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee, Ga. 30571

 

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