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Bread & Puppet Leaf Peeping Show on Sept. 25

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The Apocalypse Trauma Show will be presented at the Paper Mache Cathedral as part of Bread & Puppet’s Annual Political Leaf Peeping on September 25.

GLOVER – Bread & Puppet will hold their Annual Political Leaf Peeping on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Bread & Puppet farm in Glover. The event will be a celebration of the end of the summer and the beginning of the fall landscape with an afternoon of music, puppet shows and potato pancakes.

There will be a Shape Note sing in front of the museum at 2 p.m., and those that would like to participate are invited to join a rehearsal at 1 p.m. The sing will be followed by side shows performed by friends, comrades, and neighbors. After sideshows, the audience is invited into the Paper Mache Cathedral to see The Apocalypse Trauma Show, featuring New York concert pianist Idith Korman. Director Peter Schumann will serve potato pancakes with fresh applesauce from local apple trees.

Before and after the performances, the audience is invited to visit the Bread & Puppet Museum to see one of the largest collections of puppets and to peruse the newest printed posters and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press. An exhibit by Jonas Fricke and Saturn Ladyheart, “Oh What an Exciting Time to be Alive,” will be on view in the Woodshed Gallery. A selection of Peter Schumann’s newest art, painted on discarded bedsheets, will be on display across the Bread and Puppet property.

Masks are required for the indoor performance in the Paper Mache Cathedral, as well as inside the museum. Social distancing and mask-wearing are strongly recommended when occupying outdoor spaces. This event is not preticketed. All events take place at the Bread & Puppet farm, 753 Heights Road. For more information, visit

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