As part of the Art of Urban Environments Festival in Easton, College Theater presented two performances of the internationally acclaimed Bread and Puppet Theater Friday, Oct. 14 on The Quad and Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Farmers’ Market in Centre Square, Easton.

Seven Vermont puppeteers and musicians collaborated with members of the Lafayette and Easton communities to stage outdoor performances of their most recent production, Man = Carrot Circus.

Man = Carrot Circus is based on the revelation that upright man rooted in dirt was created in the image of the upright carrot rooted in dirt. Performers will enact the issues of the day, not only in how they affect carrots, but how they affect us all. Some of the circus acts may be politically puzzling to adults, but usually an accompanying kid can explain them.

The Bread and Puppet performances are made possible in part through funding from Lafayette’s Mellon Foundation Grant for Environmental Studies.

Since its beginnings in the 1960s, Bread and Puppet has been committed to involving community members in its productions.

This is the second time Lafayette has hosted Bread and Puppet.

Their performances include live music, singing, puppets of various shapes and sizes, and a clear message about social justice and world peace. For more information, go to: