The Battle of the Terrorists and the Horrorists is a black and white dance and puppet show with a few colored exclamation marks! As the U.S. sets out to achieve victory over the terrorists, it becomes necessary to make citizens acquainted with the promoters of victory: the horrorists. Under the banner of the two major divinities who rule over present day existence -- the God of Everything and the God of Nothing -- the horrorists demonstrate, with the help of a cardboard citizenry, the progressive stages on the way to victory, including Ice Cold Reality, a dumbshow which describes a week of horror under the feet of the occupier. The march to victory is a giant sailboat that drowns in stormy seas, and war is genocide. The show ends with an enormous Popol Vuh puppet reciting distorted excerpts from the ancient Mayan Council Book.
Recommended for ages: 12+
In addition to The Battle of the Terrorists and the Horrorists, Bread and Puppet Theater's residency at the Cyclorama includes Everything is Fine Circus, a political art symposium, and a political art exhibit:
Visual Art Exhibit:
Wal-Mart Exorcism & 5 Excerpts from Everything Under the Sky
Monday, February 12: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday, Feb. 13 - Friday, Feb. 16: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, Feb. 17 - Sunday, Feb. 18: 1 hour before & after each performance
Free and open to all.
Peter Schumann's most recent visual art explorations. The showing on Monday, Feb. 12 features an opening reception with "Voices from the Community: Perspective from Local Youth Participating in the Bread and Puppet Residency at the BCA" held from 6:30pm - 7:00pm.
Political Art Symposium:
Symposium on Subversive Papier-Mâchè & Other Tools for Creative Dissent: 4th Annual
Monday, February 12 at 7:00pm
$5.00 Suggested Donation
The symposium features an in-depth interview with Bread and Puppet Theater's Founder and Artistic Director, Peter Schumann, conducted by Dr. John Bell (Puppet Historian, Emerson College professor, and author of Puppets, Masks and Performing Objects) and is followed by a Q&A.
The Boston Center for the Arts co-presents the Bread and Puppet Theater as part of the BCA 2006-2007 Cultural Partners Series. For their productions, Bread and Puppet joins forces with 25 local puppeteers and the 15-piece locally-based Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band.
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