Satire, Circus Style


Front Page / Sep. 7, 2017 9:06am EDT


Rochester’s Big Town Gallery hosted Bread & Puppet Theater’s talented troupe of actors and puppeteers over the weekend, bringing a touch of political satire and a whole lot of entertainment to the White River Valley.

Clockwise from top left: a tiger stalks the hunter during Bread & Puppet’s performance of “Our Domestic Insurrection Circus.”

Audience members watch the show from the natural amphitheater in the BigTown Gallery back yard. Affordable and accessible “Cheap Art” is a hallmark of Bread & Puppet’s creative offerings;

Torri Lynn Ashford (left), of Detroit, recites a speech while the troupe takes down a mock Confederate statue;

The crowd reacts to the performance after Saturday’s show.

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