The Bomb in Haymarket Square
by Trouble Puppet Theatre Company
Sep. 28 - Oct. 15, 2017
Presenting an elaborately staged theatrical exploration of a pivotal moment in history, performed with precise and expressive puppetry, media integration, and sing-alongs, The Bomb in Haymarket Square brings a largely overlooked event to light at a time when its relevance is grimly undeniable.
The ascendency of Industrialization and the corresponding rise of the American Labor movement, with unprecedented waves of immigrants flooding the nation’s cities, collided in violent upheaval in 1886 on the streets of Chicago. With the city torn apart by racism, police violence, and economic injustice, Anti-immigrant sentiment was manipulated by politicians and corporate chiefs, who used the police and privately funded militias to suppress the Labor movement and target its immigrant leaders. With violence erupting in the streets between American-born “Natives” and a rising tide of foreigners seeking freedom and opportunity, Radicals preached the Dynamite Gospel, advocating the abolition of the wage system by any means necessary.
The Bomb in Haymarket Square is part of Trouble Puppet’s continuing mission to use the art of puppetry to promote messages of social and economic justice.
Presented with the support of the Dougherty Arts Center and the City of Austin. Limited Seating.
September 28 - October 15, 2017
1110 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX, 78704
September 28th - October 15th, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 4 p.m.
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