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"Of Bread and Paper" by Finn Campman

Saturday, January 30, 2016
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Ballard Institute Theater, 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center

As part of its Spring Puppet Performance Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present "Of Bread and Paper" by Vermont-based puppeteer Finn Campman on Saturday, January 30, 2016. There will be two showings, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center.

Using exquisitely designed rod marionettes, miniature panorama, shadow theater, Bunraku-style puppets, paper costumes, and a series of suitcase stages, "Of Bread and Paper" tells the story of a poor refugee trying to find his way home. 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. His exile is self imposed but enforced by the struggles of the world: poverty, conflict, indecision, and love. An accomplished printmaker, writer, video artist, filmmaker, and teacher, Finn Campman has performed puppet shows around the world to great acclaim, and as Co-Artistic Director of Company of Strangers has won a Citation of Excellence from the U.S. chapter of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette. Recommended for children aged 9 and above.

Ticket Prices: Adults: $10; Students: $7; Kids: $5

Tickets will be sold in advance through the Connecticut Repertory Theatre Box Office located in the lobby of the Nafe Katter Theatre at 820 Bolton Rd, Storrs CT 06269. Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office, by calling (860) 486-2113, or online at A $3.00 surcharge will be added to any purchases made online or over the phone. Tickets may be purchased at the Ballard Institute on the days of performances. There will be a limited number of seats.


Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, (860) 486-8580,

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry (primary), Dramatic Arts, UConn Master Calendar

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