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The Or Else Opera: The Eisler/Brecht Project


  • Theater for the New City 155 1st Ave New York, NY 10003 USA (map)

Bread and Puppet Theater, one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country, will present The Or Else Opera -Eisler/Brecht, a show developed at the end of last summer in The Paper Mache Cathedral in collaboration with the New York based Pi Ensemble.  Founder Peter Schumann describes it as: “A paper mache puppet opera, punctuated by melting ice drops under a starry sky made of garlic.  The composer Hanns Eisler, a major Brecht collaborator, fled the Nazis, joined the Berliner Ensemble and now enters the 21st century’s humanity, it’s giant fears and overcrowded spirit, at the moment of re-occurring fascism.”

  • Wednesday December 5 at 8:00 pm

  • Thursday December 6 at 8:00 pm

  • Friday December 7 at 8:00 pm

  • Saturday December 8 at 3:00 pm

  • Saturday December 8 at 8:00 pm

  • Sunday December 9 at 3:00pm