We went to the newest Bread and Puppet show this past Friday. I’d been to one other performance at a local co-op, but I’d never been to the Bread and Puppet compound so it was an additional treat to be able to see the paper mache cathedral, museum and grounds! It’s definitely one place that everyone should stop by if they happen to drive through northern Vermont.
Bread and Puppet,Â is, basically, a politically radical puppet theater, active since the 1960s. The name Bread and Puppet is based on the theater’s tradition of serving fresh baked bread (from a very, very old German sourdough starter) with aioli, for free! The idea is to create community through sharing, echoing the theater’s main principle that art should be as basic to life as bread is.