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Wheaton Arts Parade is proud to bring the world famous Bread & Puppet Theater to Wheaton and Kensington for their only DC area performance on their 60th anniversary Spring 2023 Tour.

Inflammatory Earthling Rants (with help from Kropotkin)
Earthlings are now aflame and consequently need inflammatory rants, directed against the arsonist: Western Civilization and its incompetent government. The habitual pragmatic communication jargon won’t do, so the ranters have to resort to the original language which was tasked to employ the spells, charms, and incantations needed to confront the disaster in order to instigate change – with help from Kropotkin’s Mutual Aid ideology.
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About The Bread and Puppet Theater
The Bread and Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Believing that theater is a basic necessity like bread, the company frequently brings its work to the streets for those who may not otherwise go to the theater. Its shows are political and spectacular, with puppets often on stilts, wearing huge masks with expressive faces, singing, dancing and playing music. 

Bread and Puppet is recognized throughout the world and has won distinction at international theater festivals in Italy, Poland, Colombia, and Yugoslavia, beginning with their break-out performances at the 1968 Nancy Festival in France. Bread and Puppet is constantly active, performing at its farm in Glover, VT, and in local churches, schools and parades. It regularly tours Europe, Canada, and the United States and has recently visited El Salvador, Haiti, Russia, and Korea.
Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side, the theater has been based in the North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s and is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country.
In order to provide FREE TICKETS Wheaton Arts Parade needs help raising the modest $3,000 fee the company asks for the 13 puppeteers and musicians to produce the show. If you can help with a financial contribution, please use the form on our website. All contributions of $200 or more will be recognized on our website. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated. As of March 27, we have raised $2,335.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Tom Stanton, The Limerick Pub
Leonard Greenberg, Greenhill Realty
Mary Stickles
The Puppet Company
T. J. Elliott
Michelle Tabor, Happy Little Art Studio
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