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Bread and Puppet Theatre: Art and Activism in Five Acts

Presented by Bread and Puppet Theater at Salem State University, Salem MA

Oct 16 2022
Nov 18 2022
Bread and Puppet Theatre: Art and Activism in Five Acts

A partner event hosted by Jewish Arts Collaborative, Temple Israel of Boston, ADL, and A Faith that Does Justice.

The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood. More complex pieces followed, in which sculpture, music, dance and language were equal partners. During the Vietnam War, Bread and puppet staged block-long processions and pageants involving hundreds of people.

In 1974, Peter

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Salem State University

352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970


There is limited street parking around the Salem State University campus in designated areas. Also, some metered spaces that run into the evening. Guests of North Campus events are typically allowed access to the north campus lot and there is parking located in various areas around Central Campus.

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