Later this month, Bread & Puppet, one of the oldest non-profit political theater companies in the U.S., will be in short-time residence at Appalachian State.

On Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7:00 pm on the lawn in front of Valborg Theater, the company will stage a brand-new production in the tradition of the iconic Bread & Puppet Circuses that began at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont in 1970.

Traditional circus tropes are recast, to draw attention to the urgent issues of the day. Stilt dancers, paper maché beasts of all sizes and Bread & Puppet's Fight-Against-The-End-Of-The-World Brass Band contribute to the colorful spectacle of protest and celebration.

After the show, Bread & Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread & Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread & Puppet Press – will be for sale.

Organized by Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies and supported by many on- and off-campus groups.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..