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The Circus is coming to Yolo County…in the form of “The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus,” performed by Vermont’s incomparable Bread & Puppet Theater. The 25 member troupe will perform in Winters at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 25. Ticket price is by donation, with $10−$25 suggested, but no one turned away for lack of funds. The show will take place at 5265 Putah Creek Road.

“The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus” is a large-scale paper-maché puppet spectacle that presents a ruthless critique of 6000 years of unhuman history with the help of the appropriately riotous Bread & Puppet Brass Band.   

The show explains and teaches riot and rebellion against intolerable situations, whereby ridiculously small numbers of possibilitarians underthrow – from the toes up – the incompetent billionaire democracy again and again.

Director Peter Schumann says of “The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus: “Tigers roar, apes drum their chests, horses neigh, and celestial grasshoppers teach ICE agents the basics steps of grasshopper rebellion dancing. A paradise investigation team analyses the earthlings’ relationship to paradise, while major representatives of Mother Earth attend a festive Puerto Rican dance of liberation from natural and political disaster.”

Bread & Puppet is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country. They’ll be passing through Yolo County on their 14 week tour across the continent and back performing two shows: “The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus” (2018) and “The Basic Byebye Show” (2017). Both shows will be performed in the Bay Area the weekend following the show in Winters. For more information about the troupe, their over 50 year history and their current tour dates, visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

For additional show information, contact Joshua Krugman at jrkrugman@gmail.com

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