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Bread and Puppet Theater: The Dirt Cheap Money Circus and Cabaret!
WHEN: The Cabaret is Thursday, April 15th at 7pm
The Circus is Friday, April 16th at 7pm AND
Saturday, April 17th at 3pm
WHERE: All shows at St. Stephen's Church (how we love them!)
1525 Newton St NW
COST: $5-$15 Sliding Scale Suggested Donation
VOLUNTEERS!: We need volunteers to be in the circus! If you are an adult or teen and can come to the Wed night (April 14) rehearsal, then you can perform in the Friday night and/or Saturday matinee shows! To volunteer and to get full rehearsal details, contact Puppet Underground at: PuppetUndergroundDC @gmail.com
The Dirt Cheap Money Cabaret
The latest edition of Bread and Puppet Theater’s cabaret series, the Dirt Cheap Money Cabaret, features the Jolly Battle between Mountaintop Removal Protesters and Mountaintop Machinery; an ancient take on bananas, a President, and a Chair; and much more, all interspersed with commentary from Karl Marx. The Even Cheaper Accordion and String ensemble will provide soothing sounds for winter-weary nerves.
The Dirt Cheap Money Circus
The Dirt Cheap Money Circus features the billionaire bonus celebration dance, the logic of the US Healthcare System, the history of humanity and the removal of a mountaintop, interspersed with appearances by Karl Marx, who confronts the 2009 economic situation with his existential thoughts about money and our relationship to it. And much more. As always, this year’s circus performs to a live band.
Some of the circus acts are politically puzzling to adults, but accompanying kids can usually explain them. After each performance there will be an opportunity to savor the troupe's famous sourdough rye bread, smeared with garlic aioli, and to purchase the theater's Cheap Art.
About The Bread and Puppet Theater
Bread & Puppet has performed social justice theater with giant puppets for 45 years since forming on the streets of New York City in the 1960s. Their earliest work was on the subjects of war, rats, garbage collection and rent strikes. They pioneered the use of giant puppets in street protests against the Vietnam War. Bread & Puppet is internationally honored and performs each year on their farm in rural Vermont throughout July and August. In the off season, they tour domestically and internationally. So come see them while they're here!
Questions? Contact Puppet Underground at PuppetUndergroundDC @gmail.com