- Mar 30, 2018
SOLD OUT! Tickets available for a second, DIFFERENT show on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30pm. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!
Bread and Puppet Theater presents: The Basic Bye-Bye Show
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7:30 PM
BENEFIT SUPPER (same night): Before the show, join the performers at 6:30 PM for a meal at TSL to benefit Bread & Puppet Theater. Price of $35 includes supper and admission to the show. Please RSVP by purchasing a ticket online, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 518-822-8100. Menu: Fava bean stew with lemon, garlic, olive oil and parmesan; couscous salad with spring greens, herbs and cherry tomatoes; eggplant dip with pita chips.
In The Basic Bye-bye Show a series of quiet object fantasies unfolds in black, white, and grey inside a small fabric stage printed with elementary words – “Resist,” “Bread,” “Yes,” “Sky,” “Riot,” “Byebye.” Outside, an orchestra of nonsense instruments arises, spins, and recedes. A birch forest grows. Sculpted clouds produce hands, chairs, and rain. The storm passes. The episodes that make up The Basic Byebye Show develop in abstract counterpoint to periodic handkerchief-assisted “basic byebyes” to various brutal unnecessities of our current politics.
B&P director, Peter Schumann, says of the show: “The Basic Bye-bye Show is based on the fact that our culture is saying its basic bye-bye to Mother Earth by continuing the devastating effects of the global economy on our planet – which is why our show proclaims the Possibilitarian’s basic bye-bye to capitalism in order to welcome the 1000 alternatives to this rotten system.”
ADMISSION: General $15 / TSL Members $12.50 / Students & Children $10