Bread and Puppet

AT Middlebury College Snow Bowl

Friday, September 1 at 6pm
Brass band starts playing to welcome you at 5:45pm

Presented by Town Hall Theater 

Presented by CulturalDC. Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography

Fri Sep 1, 2023

5:45 PM

Tickets $22 (Includes fees)

The Circus is Coming! The Circus is Coming!

Bread & Puppet presents The Heart of the Matter Circus, a brand new show in the tradition of the iconic Bread & Puppet Circuses that began at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont in 1970.  As usual, the show will draw on traditional circus tropes and familiar Bread and Puppet iconography to draw attention to the urgent issues of the day. Stilt dancers, paper maché beasts of all sizes and a riotous brass band make a raucous, colorful spectacle of protest and celebration.

The show, says Schumann,  is “in response to our totally unresurrected capitalist situation, not only the hundreds of thousands of unnecessarily sacrificed pandemic victims but our culture’s unwillingness to recognize Mother Earth’s revolt against our civilization. Since we earthlings do not live up to our earthling obligations, we need resurrection circuses to yell against our own stupidity.”

After the show, Bread and Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale. All ticket proceeds benefit Bread and Puppet Theater and Town Hall Theater. Tickets are required and available for purchase at
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  If you need assistance with the price of the ticket please contact

Bring chairs, picnics, and a sense of humor.

Middlebury College Snow Bowl

6886 Vermont Rte 125

Hancock, VT 05748

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.

Bread and Puppet

    Tickets $22



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