Bread & Puppet Diagonal Man poster and puppet

Bread & Puppet Theater presents “Diagonal Man: Theory & Praxis”

Sunday, April 14 at 5:00 pm

Performance followed by Bread and Puppet’s famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli and the Old Labor Hall’s delicious soup. 

Bread & Puppet Theater returns to The Old Labor Hall with a  performance of Diagonal Man: Theory & Praxis.

The bewildering, beguiling, and downright funny implications of diagonality will spring to life when the internationally-acclaimed Bread & Puppet Theater enthralls us with its annual performance at the Old Labor Hall.

Featuring song, dance, magic, and stunning cardboard and paper maché puppets, “Diagonal Man,” according to Bread and Puppet, “presents the diagonal as a potent and promising opposition to the dominating verticality of our culture.”

Modern Westerners experience verticality everywhere: in the architecture of cities, in ladders of success, and in “the incessant wakefulness required of us, postponing the horizontal pleasures of sleep.”

“Puppeteers,” the theater adds, “long ago realized that the most aesthetically radical movements for puppets are diagonals, because these movements cannot be sustained by human actors or dancers for more than a moment.”

Founded in 1963 on New York City’s Lower East Side, Bread & Puppet has become a Vermont institution since moving to Goddard College in Plainfield and then to Glover, in the early 1970s.

Admission: sliding scale $10-$25; no one turned away for lack of funds. Tickets available at the door.

Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art”—books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press—will be available for sale.

Poster for Bread & Puppet Diagonal Man
Spread the word. Click on the image to download a copy of the flyer in PDF.

For more information email info@oldlaborhall.org or call (802) 479–5600 or text (802) 331-0013

The proceeds of this event will benefit the Old Labor Hall and the Bread and Puppet Theater.