Bread and Puppet

Workshop: Saturday, November 9th & Sunday, November 10th

Performance: Sunday, November 10th

About Bread & Puppet

“Bread and Puppet is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country. Bread and Puppet was founded in 1963 and when it was founded addressed small, neighborhood concerns in their performances. Throughout the years Bread and Puppet has grown, from stage block-long processions and pageants that involved hundreds of people during the Vietnam War to touring around the world today.”

Bread & Puppet at UMF

Bread and Puppet will be coming to the University of Maine at Farmington to do an interactive workshop with UMF students from Saturday, November 9th to Sunday, November 10th with a final performance of The Essential Furthermore on Sunday, November 10th. The performance is at 4pm in the Emery Community Arts Center. The cost for admissions is free for UMF students (although it is recommended that you call a head to reserve seating) and $10-25 for general admissions (advanced tickets are available for purchase but the location for purchase is at Up Front and Pleasant Gourmet, 157 Front St., Farmington ME 04938).

Any student who is interested in participating in the workshop should contact Ann Bartges no later than Monday, November 4th at

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 9th

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Workshop Part 1

4 -6 p.m. : Workshop Part 2


Sunday, Nov. 10th

1 - 3 : Workshop Part 3 and final rehearsal 

3:40 p.m. B&P band plays as audiences arrives

4 -5 p.m. Performance of The Essential Furthermore

5 p.m. Bread & aioli served

Both the workshop location and the performance space is the Emery Community Performing Arts Center.

About The Essential Furthermore

The Essential Furthermore draws on the German peasant rebellions of the 14 and 15 hundreds to address the need for insurrection against the status quo of planetary ecological collapse, and hostility to the refugees created by natural and human-made disasters. The show demonstrates the power of mass political and social movements with massive dances in Bread and Puppet's pedestrian expressionist "Lubberland" style, building momentum as the piece grows into a polyvocal fugue on several crucial themes of the moment: totalitarianism, extinction, and "the normalization of the unthinkable."  


Last Updated August 2020 University of Maine Farmington - Office of Experiential & Global Education

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