Main Stage Productions
Each year we produce original, company-generated plays for both families and adults. Using visual, musical and movement narratives, in addition to words, In the Heart of the Beast translates complex issues of mind and society into images that breathe with soul and spirit.
For questions regarding ticketing, or to purchase tickets to a show, contact the Box Office at 612-540-5365 or email@example.com.
Bread and Puppet Theater Visit
The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus
October 6 – 7, 2018
We are happy to welcome to our stage a puppetry legacy: Bread and Puppet Theater.
Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side, the theater has been based in the North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s. This fall Bread and Puppet Theater presents: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus
The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus is a celebration of 6000 generations of human revolution against human management, featuring precarious dancing bears and celestial grasshoppers, and powered as always by the hot sounds of the Bread and Puppet Circus Band.
B&P director, Peter Schumann, says of The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus: “The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus is a circus of ruthless critique of 6000 years of unhuman history and the uprisings against it, from the battle of Sempach in 1386 when 1300 peasant women and men, equipped with pitchforks and hayrakes overthrew a 4000 strong state-of-the-art army of knights, to the current battles in which ridiculously small numbers of possibilitarians underthrow -- from the toes up -- the incompetent billionaire democracy again and again.”
All photos courtesy of Bread and Puppet
TaDa Saturday Puppet Shows for Kids!
Another colorful, affordable season of live SATURDAY PUPPET SHOWS FOR KIDS is coming! Every fall and winter, different artists perform engaging puppet shows at 10 a.m. and 12 noon. A great alternative to screen time, these performances will delight kids of all ages! Additionally, Make ‘n’ Take workshops are offered at 11 a.m. each Saturday morning where participants create a puppet in the theme of the day’s show.
WHEN: Oct 6 - Dec 15, 2018!
WHERE: All shows in our cozy theatre lobby
*First show of the month is performed in Spanish. You’ll find children love puppets regardless of language!
Tickets are $7 suggested donation ($2 suggested donation for residents of Powderhorn and Phillips Neighborhoods). Click here for more information and our season lineup.
Puppet Lab 2019
Puppet Lab is our emerging artist incubator. Facilitated by Alison Heimstead, this program is entering its 8th year of radical, genre-expanding, boundary-pushing work.
Four emerging puppet artists have received the $2,500 Puppet Lab grant: Akiko, Tara Fahey, Kallie Melvin, and Andrew Young. Going into its eighth year, previous Puppet Lab recipients include Daniel Polnau, Eben Kowler, Chamindika Wanduragala, and Steve Ackerman.
Puppet Lab creates space for emerging puppet and mask theater artists to advance their artistic development – to test and create new works within a supportive and challenging workshop environment.
Previous Mainstage Performances
2015, 2013, 2002
2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, 2007, 2006
December 2010 & 2001
2006, 2005, 2004