GLOVER – The Bread & Puppet Circus returns for the summer with “The Heart of the Matter Circus and Pageant,” every Sunday through August 27, at 3 p.m.
In the tradition of the iconic Bread & Puppet circuses that began at Goddard College in Plainfield, in 1970, the show will draw on traditional circus tropes and familiar Bread and Puppet iconography to draw attention to the issues of the day. Stilt dancers, paper maché beasts of all sizes and a riotous brass band make a raucous, colorful spectacle of protest and celebration.
The Circus begins at 3 p.m., followed immediately by the pageant in the adjacent field. After both shows are finished, Bread & Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread & Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread & Puppet Press – will be for sale.
Bread & Puppet is located at 753 Heights Road. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at breadandpuppet.org by donation or at the door on the day of the show. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.