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Bread & Puppet Theater is a 'low-flying, shoe-string endeavor' that mixes politics and kindness

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The Bread & Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 and is known for its radical politics and gigantic puppets. (Courtesy of Garrett MacLean)
The Bread & Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 and is known for its radical politics and gigantic puppets. (Courtesy of Garrett MacLean)

Founded in 1963, the Bread & Puppet Theater is known for its radical politics and gigantic puppets. The troupe relies on social media to find places to perform and housing for the company. It's about to wrap up a national tour of its show "The Apocalypse Defiance Circus."

Jon Kalish reports.

Audio of self-milling cow performance in Venice, CA, courtesy of Ron Alcalay.

The Bread & Puppet Theater went on tour with its latest show "Apocalypse Defiance Circus." (Garrett MacLean)
The Bread & Puppet Theater went on tour with its latest show "Apocalypse Defiance Circus." (Courtesy of Garrett MacLean)
The troupe relies on social media to find places to perform and housing for the company. (Courtesy of Garrett MacLean)
The troupe relies on social media to find places to perform and housing for the company. (Courtesy of Garrett MacLean)

This segment aired on December 1, 2022.

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