The Oberlin Review

Big Parade Wows Community

Big Parade Wows Community

May 10, 2019

Students, faculty, and community members of all ages marched handcrafted costumes, puppets, and intricate floats through the streets of Oberlin on the morning of Saturday, May 4 as a part of the annual Big Parade. Since 2002, this celebration has showcased creative expression and community in downtown Oberlin. Paraders begin working on their floats and costumes months in advance of the parade. This year, community members led workshops in the Oberlin Public Library to teach origami, large-scale mask...

Puppeteers from the Bread and Puppet Theater enact a scene as part of their political activism performance in the Grasshopper Rebellion Circus. The group performed at the Clark Bandstand in Tappan Square Tuesday afternoon.

Grasshopper Rebellion Circus Presents Political Puppet Theater

September 28, 2018

The historic political theater group Bread and Puppet Theater performed The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus in Tappan Square as part of their nationwide tour on a chilly fall day last Tuesday. This unique, immersive theater experience uses costumes and large papier-mâché puppets to distill relevant political issues into both entertaining and radical statements. Some of the issues covered include unethical labor practices in India, ICE and Trump’s “Zero Tolerance Policy,” Puerto Rican victims...

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