Faust 3

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:00pmPersons Auditorium

Performance by Bread and Puppet Theater

World-renowned performance troupe Bread and Puppet presents their newest show, a study on displacement, heaven, and satisfaction in the tradition of Medieval "Faust" puppet shows and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s epic verse drama. As thematically and formally diverse as Goethe's Faust 1 and 2, Bread and Puppet’s Faust 3 draws its public through a dreamlike succession of scenes depicting various salient aspects of proletarian experience in our time: from refugee migration to the ubiquity of the gun; from the hunger that accompanies food product diversity to the daily experience of factory workers, the rebellion of prisoners, and the adoration of the sun. "Faust 3" himself is played by a small hand-puppet, darting between the hopper and the spout of a giant grain mill. A phalanx of black folding chairs menaces the masses with its resolutions of pity. Lubberland National dancers hop, wiggle, and whistle. And a purple brass band arrives to jitter levity into the feet of the population. This event is free for students and $15 for others. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

  • Undergraduate