WHITE BREAD-VT A dancer for the White Bread and Puppet Theatre in a deer costume was accidentally shot today in the woods outside of Glover. The group, which usually rehearses in a theatre was in the woods to experiment with realism. "We wanted to see how a deer really felt out in the woods," one dancer said.
The hunter, who claims that he thought the dancer was a deer, was about 100 yards away when he saw him. "I just froze, stood there and watched him. When he was away from the rest of the group, I raised my rifle up, aimed and took a shot," he said.
In a strange and twisted way, this was a compliment to the dancer, the hunter professed, "I thought he was the real thing!"
Eye witnesses said that the dancer was in the middle of a beautiful clea when the bullet struck him.
Members of the theatre company administered first aid to the dancer and kept him alive by watching video footage of Pilobolus (organism found in cow dung), an international dance company out of Wonder Bread, Connecticut.
An ambulance arrived on the scene and carried the dancer to Snow County hospital in Glover as he was mocked continuously by his own heart doing cleas on an EKG screen. Still, it was better than death.
White Bread and Puppet Theatre, an organization out of Glover that combines puppetry and art with social justice issues, has been working for social justice over 30 years.
A spokesperson for the theatre would not comment on the dancer's condition, or whether he would be able to make the tour. But when asked if the group had ever considered doing a show promoting gun control, he said, "Ironically, yes."