Enjoy the esteemed Bread and Puppet Theater (and a few local volunteer performers) on the Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) lawn for the free performance of "Whatforward Circus" at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21.
"Whatforward Circus" is about a group of stone-age technology puppeteers, brass players and percussionists who fight the anonymous monster, the Big Fat Wrong. Complete with Mongolian hordes, singing toilets and stilted flying businessmen, Bread and Puppet Theater invites the whole family to dance, sing and question. The audience is encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.
In the true spirit of community engagement, volunteers are welcome to take part in the performances. The DIA is looking for 10-20 people to join in the fun that might include performing with puppets and masks, dancing with a group or just waving a flag. All ages, skill levels and abilities are welcome and the parts can be learned quickly. Those interested should contact Emily Bowyer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For information about the DIA, visit http://www.dia.org/