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Rumput and Bread & Puppet Theater Company at Highpoint Gallery

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 – $25

World Famous Bread and Puppet Theater visits Richmond on a rare 14 week tour across the continent!

BASIC BYEBYE SHOW: A manifesto on transformation, inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s apocalyptic woodcuts and the daily news.

“The Basic Byebye Show originally set out to define and illuminate the need for basic byebyes in our culture, but has progressed to respond to the event of regular mass shootings, in particular the massacre in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida”, says director Peter Schumann. “The theme is the birth of the gun by the 2nd Amendment Holy Bull, presided over by James Madison, which leads to the routine occurrence of horror and ends with the funeralization of that ill-conceived symbol of a free people.”

The Basic Byebye Show expands on the traditional byebyes of funerals and train stations by turning byebye-saying into a political act. It helps us say byebye to the gun – as a practical tool for massacre-making, as a symbol of “freedom,” as an instrument of political influence, and as an economic dependency. The show mourns the victims of gun massacres and turns this mourning toward the transformative political possibility of saying byebye to the gun once and for all.

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

Rumput opens at 7pm, featuring crankie shadow theater, and traditional and experimental music. We will perform Akar, our retelling of the Jack & the Beanstalk tale, fresh off our tour of Java.




December 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 – $25


The Highpoint
3300 West Broad Sreet
Richmond, VA 23230 United States
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