Bread and Puppet in DC



Bread & Puppet Theater returns to St. Stephens Church for 2 evenings this spring with a brand new giant puppet show.

“The Public Access Center for the Obvious Presents: The Situation” is a new work written and directed by founder Peter Schumann. This musical and dark clown-show features cardboard horses, an anti-extinction angel, proletariat broom dancers, a 100 watt lightbulb, a ship of fools, and a swinging brass band: all of whom are urging the Not-Yet-Existing-Upriser-Masses into reality.

This show is appropriate for all ages, but may be more interesting for children ages 10 and up.

TICKET INFO: $10-$15 suggested Donation at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally recognized company that champions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side, The theater has been based in Northeastern Vermont since the early 1970s.


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Please contact Joe Therrien at with any questions.

Salt of the Earth

A thousand pounds of salt become a punishing Middle Eastern desert; plastic tanks barrel down paper streets; and a faceless, nameless puppet emerges a rebel hero in this work by artist Zvi Sahar. Puppetry and hand-painted miniature sets combine with live filmmaking and projected video feeds, as a Lilliputian universe is created and destroyed before our eyes.

In Salt of the Earth, inspired by the bestselling Israeli novel The Road to Ein Harod by Amos Kenan, Sahar and PuppetCinema show us a dystopic world in which our protagonist — fleeing his country’s latest military coup — discovers the meaning of perseverance, survival, and ultimately, freedom.

This performance by PuppetCinema is funded in part by a generous gift from Charlie Reiher

Co-sponsored by the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies

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This show is not appropriate for children.



Help Dr. Puppet Reach its Fundraising Goal!

Hello all you puppet and Dr. Who fans out there.  There is a fantastic web series created by Alisa Stern called Dr. Puppet, and it is in the final week of fundraising for the last episode. Crafted using beautiful stop motion puppets, it feels like it very much could be part of the Dr. Who catalogue and is quoted as being “…mysterious, funny, and a little bit scary, just like any other good Dr. Who episode” -J. Fisher

Click here for a great article written by J. Fisher about the project.


Beauty and the Beast: the PuppetCo Playhouse

A romantic tale of a handsome prince, and his love, Beauty, set in a great forest in old Russia. There are curses, conflicts, hopes, wishes, dreams, and exciting adventures, all the things that make a happy ending that much sweeter.  Imaginative settings and beautiful costumes support this large-scale marionette version of the classic love story.  Winner of a Citation of Excellence from the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette, it has played successfully to children and families nationwide.

Beauty and the Beast runs Thursday and Friday at 10:30, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 1:00 thru April 10th.  Check out for more information.

Performed by Josh Rosenblum and Elizabeth Dapo. Directed by Allan Stevens, created by Terry Snyder, with costumes by MayField Piper and lightening design by Christopher Piper.  With the lovely Toni Goldberg as the house manager and puppeteer wrangler.

Story Time!!!

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Parents and kids of all ages are encouraged to come down to Walls of Books every Wednesday at 11am for Story Time with puppeteer Paige O’Malley.  Guaranteed to have laughs, puppets, and some fine stories, join us and be part of the fun!



3325 Georgia Ave NW