Bread and Puppet Theater: “The Diagonal Life Circus”

July 18, 2019

7:00-8:30pm; Foss Hill/Andrus Field, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in New York City in 1963 before moving to Vermont in 1970. The company champions a visually rich street-theater brand of performance art filled with music, dance, and slapstick, and their shows are political and spectacular, with huge puppets made of paper mache and cardboard. “The Diagonal Life Circus” is funny and moving—a colorful, tonally and formally diverse tumult of short acts on the urgent themes of the day, powered by a riotous brass band.