Elka Schumann, head of the Bread and Puppet Theater, died at the age of 85.

Elka Schumann, who ran the Bread and Puppet Theater with her husband Peter in Vermont, known for her cross-cultural messages through avant-garde puppetry, died August 1 at a hospital in Newport, Vt. He was 85 years old. His son, Max Schumann, said the cause was paralysis. As its name suggests, the Bread and Puppet Theater …