WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Obie Award-winning performance group Nature Theater of Oklahoma takes on the American dream and the bleak desert of its aspirational aftermath. Created in collaboration with six dancers from the highly acclaimed Slovenian dance company EnKnapGroup, the piece charges through a rough-and-tumble, endlessly morphing myth of the Wild West, where whiskey pours, fists fly, and bullets ultimately settle the score.
Through hyper-masculine high jinks and disruptions of submissive stereotypes, this fast-paced, entertaining, and affecting piece careens towards a shocking and unseemly Hollywood end. With a brief detour to Baghdad, this raucous dance-theater performance hybrid travels from the dark corners into which we collectively chase our wildest dreams to the anarchic frontiers of lust, greed, and violent means to examine the "unalienable right" to happiness.