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35 years since Peter Schumann's Bread and Puppet Theater first performed at Theater for the New City, the acclaimed ensemble returns with The Battle of the Terrorists and the Horrorists. As with all Bread and Puppet productions, the show features music, dance and slapstick, as well as puppets of all kinds and sizes, masks, and sculptural costumes. The theater is decorated with the unique Bread and Puppet collection of powerful black-line posters, banners, masks, curtains, programs and set-props. Containing excerpts from the Mayan Council Book, The Popol Vuh, The Battle of the Terrorists and the Horrorists incorporates several no-no-no dances (including the "Civilians-Are-Not-The-Target, But The-Civilians-Are-The-Target" dance, the "Air-Sea-And-Trees-Casualty" dance, the "Why-Do-They-Hate-Us, What-Have-We-Done-To-Them" dance) and one Yes-Dance, the "Sweeping-Away-Of-The-Miserable-Government" dance. The Battle... is accompanied by a brass band, singing, and miscellaneous gongs and horns. The show is performed by the Bread & Puppet Company as well as a large number of local volunteers.

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