Friday, December 2, at The Chapel on Sycamore, Decatur’s newest (oldest) event space.
The Apocalypse Defiance Circus attempts to address the intolerable circumstances of the current moment through satire and celebration. With a bright barrage of acts spanning many moods (from slapstick to the sublime) stilt-dancers, blue horses, paper maché clouds, and tigers explore timely topics – all powered by a riotous brass band.
Building on the tradition of the circus as popular spectacle, and somehow encompassing the ecstasy, sadness, and absurdity of the world as a whole, Bread and Puppet’s circuses have become an iconic form in their own right for 51 years running. After the show, Bread & Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread & Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread & Puppet Press – will be for sale.
Venue opens at 6:45pm, performance begins at 7:30. Approximate run time of 80 minutes.