“Of Bread and Paper” by Company of Strangers

Saturday, November 28

Tickets are $16 general, $13 students and seniors
Get tickets online here or by calling 802-387-4051

Sandglass Theater welcomes the return of Company of Strangers’ Of Bread and Paper on Thanksgiving weekend.  This evocative piece, which played to sold-out audiences at the 2012 Puppets in the Green Mountains festival, invites you to enter a world of light and shadow where layers of meaning are glimpsed and gradually revealed.

Of Bread and Paper is the story of a poor refugee trying to find his way home. His exile is self imposed but enforced by the struggles of the world: poverty, conflict, indecision, and love. It is a play made of fairytales and shadows and like One Thousand and One Nights the story unfolds within itself revealing layers of narrative. A storyteller tells of a paper man who has nothing but a small round of bread. As he seeks his fortune, he is confronted by a dream that seems to unfold his future, a future that holds his true love, a child, and the need to return home. As he is released from the dream he finds himself confronted with the ghost of his future in the form of the storyteller himself. The show is played with paper figures, light and shadows.

Finn Campman studied printmaking and literature at Sarah Lawrence College, and began working with puppets in 1991 when he joined Sandglass Theater. Since then, he has worked with Roman Paska at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, taught puppet construction and design at Helsinki College of Art and Design and in residence at Hamilton College. He taught puppet and object manipulation for six summers at Sandglass Theater’s Summer Intensive. Finn is Co-Artistic director of Company of Strangers, whose production Moth and Moon won an UNIMA Citation of Excellence. He has toured Scandinavia, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, France, Spain, and Israel. Finn Co-directed and Designed Touchstone Theatre’s production of The Little Prince, and was guest video artist and composer in a collaboration with Contemporary Dance Wyoming. For four years he was an Artist in Residence at The Hall Farm Center for the Arts and Education. Finn created the video component for the Brattleboro Music Center’s production of Devine Chemistry, and has presented his work in two Puppetry In The Green Mountain Festivals. Most Recently also been collaborating with Composer Paul Dedell and Winged Productions on Three in the Wilderness.

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