Bread and Puppet Theater: Birdcatcher in Hell

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Birdcatcher in Hell

A Kyogen, or comic interlude in the Japanese Noh cycle, originally created in 1971 in response to President Nixon's pardon of Lt. Calley, the only US soldier convicted for the My Lai Massacre. This reconstruction effort will also quote president Obama's looking-forward-as-opposed-to-looking-backward philosophy, regarding torture and war crimes.


The Bread & Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 on New York City’s Lower East Side by Silesian-born sculptor and choreographer, Peter Schumann. Their shows address social, political and environmental issues or simply the common urgencies of our lives. They are one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theater companies in the United States.

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (Montréal): Outremont Theatre
  • Date: June 26, 2014
Bread and Puppet Theater: Birdcatcher in Hell Edited by Victor Bautista