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Bread and Puppet Theater
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Glover
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Owner description: A barn-museum crammed with huge paper-mache puppets, masks, sculpture and bas-reliefs.
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have never seen a Performance by Bread & Puppet in Glover, but in other locations. The troupe does amazing work and if you ever have an opportunity to see them, GO! However, if you ever venture to the North East Kingdom of Vermont, you must take some time and visit the museum. And do it in the summertime. It is in an old barn and basically, you will be a the mercy of the winter weather. The barn is part of the charm of the whole place. The troupe has been around for over 50 years and has always had one focus, exposing the hypocrisy of American politics. But I digress. The museum is composed of several rooms within the 100-year old barn and is what I would call self-service. You turn the lights on when you walk, and when you leave you turn the lights off. There are signs to remind you. The displays are larger-than-life, in some instances, papier marche puppets with some accompanying descriptions of what the performance was that the puppets were made for. If you care at all for progressive issues addressing inequality, America's war-industry and other issues around social justice, these puppet displays are for you. It was a fun way to spend several hours on a beautiful Indian Summer October day! The gift shop, self-service as well. Interesting books, creative posters and other fun stuff - Cheap Art they call it. Great, great place. I understand a yearly visit is necessary as the cast of puppets changes.

Thank twomartinilunch
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Bread and Puppet is a wonderful, magical place. Fantastic puppets, interesting gift shop! A piece of history!

Thank Peggy B
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Bread and Puppet theater puts on summer shows that are funny, creative and very concerned with progressive issues. They have an old world feel as well, with brass band, and strange characters. They also have an amazing museum of much of their former work, that is always worth seeing, as it is a testament to their longevity, political awareness, and talent. Peter Schuman still directs and makes bread, and his wife gives the tours. Don't miss it.

Thank rm1123
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

My girlfriend and I learned about Bread and Puppet in high school, so we had to go see it for ourselves. It is absolutely amazing to experience. The people are so friendly and outgoing - it really is a welcoming atmosphere. They typically hold two performances in the Summer every weekend. The first is in the Dirt Floor Cathedral (indoors), and was at 7:30pm. This show usually requires more interpretation and prior political knowledge, HOWEVER it is fun nonetheless. The second is the Circus - this year on Sunday afternoons. This takes place outdoors in their large field, and its fun for the whole family. Political messages are still the focal point, but the puppets and dancing makes it fun for the whole family. Make sure to do the museum tour!

Thank Jtries
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great creativity and fun art! Peter and his wife are LOVELY people! The cultural knowledge and atmosphere are wonderful. You can learn so much here, so much history. DONT LET THE BIG FOOT... CUSH YOU!

Thank jlb07080
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