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Public Invited to Rehearse, Perform in Dance Performance
No Experience Necessary for Bread and Puppet Theater Event at Ohio Wesleyan

April 6, 2009

Bread and Puppet Theater
Photo courtesy of Bread and Puppet Theater
DELAWARE, OH – Wanted: Ten to 50 performers to rehearse and perform in a one-day Bread and Puppet Theater extravaganza at Ohio Wesleyan University. Must be high-school ago or older. No stage experience necessary to join Lubberland National Dance Company for this avant-garde performance!

Folkloric arts often merge with political themes in Bread and Puppet Theater, which will train and perform with up to 50 members of the Ohio Wesleyan community and the public for a performance of “27 Dirt Cheap Money Dances” at 8 p.m. April 28 in Benes Rooms A and B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. The performance, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the OWU House of Peace and Justice, with assistance from the OWU Chaplain’s Office.

People who want to perform need to arrive in time to rehearse. Those who want to learn puppetry should arrive at 2 p.m., while all other volunteers should arrive at 4 p.m. Volunteer performers need to wear black or dark-colored street clothing with full body coverage (no dance gear). “They should bring their own water or snacks and be prepared to have a good time,” says student Erin Dezell, who is organizing the event.

The Vermont-based Bread and Puppet Theater has performed twice in recent years at Ohio Wesleyan, but this is the first time volunteers have been recruited to participate with the progressive and eccentric Lubberland National Dance Company, a traveling group that specializes in dances for problem-solving, victory, and total peace and harmony with no meaning whatsoever—according to their publicity materials.

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