Historic & Radical National Performance Troupe Comes to Detroit
Carrie Morris Arts Production (CMAP) welcomes, for the second time, Bread & Puppet Theater to Detroit this month. The troupe brings with them their 14-week continental traveling show The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus on Saturday September 29, 8:00PM at 2221 Carpenter St, Detroit.
The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus is a celebration of, believe it or not, 6000 years of human revolution against human management, featuring celestial tigers and grasshoppers - all powered by the live sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band.
Attendees should expect a larger-than-life, rebellious, magical, and politically relevant work performed open-air and up-close to viewers, on CMAP's grounds in Detroit. This one day only performance, is open to all, with a suggested $10.00 donation.
Executive Director of CMAP, Carrie Morris, welcomes back 'Bread & Puppet' to their grounds. The magnanimous history, and performance, that B&P brings to Detroit this September is powerful, relevant, and not to be missed.
On welcoming B&P to Detroit, Morris had this to share:
"Detroit has a long history of puppet activity - as any trip to see the DIA's puppet collection will illustrate. We are proud to again be hosting Bread & Puppet Theater's new show, The Grasshopper Rebellion. We believe B&P's work is so important in this political climate, and their decades of experience using larger-than-life puppets to tell stories that we can all identify with is such a special art form."
And Bread & Puppet Theater's director, Peter Schumann, says:
"The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus is a circus of ruthless critique of 6000 years of unhuman history and the uprisings against it."
In addition, the public is invited to meet the cast & crew at one of their potlucks. If interested in attending the 2:00pm lunchtime potluck, or the 6:00pm dinnertime potluck, please consider bringing a dish. Follow the 'meal train' links to sign up for a dish.