The Bread and Puppet Theater took to the stage via a makeshift boat adorned with the text “We are all in the same boat.”
The show, entitled “The Insurrection Mass,” featured both strong political and egalitarian imagery.
The act began with a humorous “opening prayer,” inviting a larger than life ear to open itself to the performer’s words.
Both regular Bread and Puppet members as well as Grinnell students featured prominently in the performance.
Students applauded the creativity and comedy found in the act which lasted just under an hour long.
Associate Professor of Art Lee Running happily parades across the stage during the “Cheer Up Circus” portion of the event.
Various paper-mâché costumes and props lined the North Campus loggia to be used during the performance.
The act was actively attended. Row upon row of student, faculty and staff, and community members came to see the performance.
Teddy Hoffman ’14 plays the role of tiger tamer during the “Cheer Up Circus.”
Members of the group wearing glum-faced papier-mâché masks grumpily moved across the stage.
Playing off many fairy tale themes, a bronze knight vanquishes the evil dragon, but eventually succumbs to his own demise.
During the “Insurrection Mass” the group made overt statements regarding the lack of equality in U.S. immigration policy.
The show brought in crowds young and old to Mac Field to see the elaborately decorated scenic elements.
One of the leaders of the group applauded the student participation and crowd attendance after the show.
Anika Wasserman ’15, left, points out which Bread and Puppets poster she wanted to purchase after the show.
In true Bread and Puppet fashion, the group served freshly-baked bread with aioli to the audience following the show.