Bread and Puppet Theater to play at Marlboro College
The players present their newest work,/Faust 3/, a proletarian rumination on displacement, heaven, and satisfaction in the tradition of Medieval /Faust/ puppet shows and Johan Wolfgang von Goethe’s epic verse drama.
“We are thrilled to finally host Bread Puppet at Marlboro College, after several years of trying to match up our schedules,” said Sara Jane Muratori, assistant dean cheap jerseys of students. “The message of their latest play could not be more relevant to our troubled times. From refugee migration to the ubiquity of guns, /Faust 3/ holds a playful and critical mirror to contemporary culture, ultimately reflecting a message of hope.”
As thematically and formally diverse as Goethe’s /Faust 1 /and /2/, Bread and Puppet’s /Faust 3/ draws its public through a http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ dreamlike succession of scenes depicting various aspects of experience in our time. From the daily experience of factory workers to the hunger that accompanies food product diversity, from the rebellion of prisoners to the adoration of the sun, Faust 3 navigates a world populated by giant puppets, choral dancers, and brass bands. “Faust 3” himself is played by a small hand puppet, darting between the hopper and the spout of a giant grain mill.
“After Faust 2’s contract with the devil came to an end, Faust 2 died,” said Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet director. “But the demand for more light Goethe issued at his own death a new model of Faust, an actor in the history of light. He is a conspirator who pursues the disordering of the existing order of life, and sides with the proletariat’s demand for the radicalization of leisure. Gargoyles are employed to manage the uneasy masses. Both devil and angel, disguised as undercover agents, accompany Faust 3’s journey through the mess of the modern empire all the way to the glorious final appearance of the Here.”
After the performance, Bread and Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press will be for sale. The Bread and Puppet Practitioners Of The Pursuit Of What String Band will welcome the public.