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Theater: Chase: What Matters Most?

(photo: Michael de Angelis)

(photo: Michael de Angelis)

Animals Performance Group’s latest endeavor commissioned by LES staple Dixon Place follows six employees of an “unnamed bank” in the midst of the apocalypse. As the corporate crumbles, these employees will navigate the rubble through songs, dances, stories, and everyone’s favorite: conflict resolution seminars.

Chase: What Matters Most? is created by Animals Performance Group (Mike Mikos, Michael de Angelis, Nikki Calonge), with lighting design by Michael McGee, set design by Blake Palmer, costume design by Bobby Andres, model designs by Janet Kim, props by Ben Gullard, songs by Eva Peskin, and stage management by Eh-den Perlove. Featuring Nikki Calonge, Akira Fukui, Zoë Geltman, Brighid Greene, Eva Peskin, and Nikaury Rodriguez.

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Performance: Banking Apocalypse, Cartoons, An ‘Avant-Americana’ Musical

Whether you’re craving a futuristic folk-rock-et-cetera musical, some cartoonish comedy, or an entire three-day performance festival, there is something here for you.

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Prelude Festival
October 7-9 at the Martin E. Segal Center, The CUNY Graduate Center, Murray Hill. Various times; all events free. Full schedule here.
Downtown-style performance art saunters uptown a bit for the 12th annual Prelude Festival. Spanning three days, Prelude celebrates exciting and zany performance and multidisciplinary artists who are making work today. Come get immersed in the world of the theatrical with installations, panel discussions, and performances from notable artists like high-belting queerdo Erin Markey, site-specific pioneers En Garde Arts, and Obie-winning experimental playwright Mac Wellman. Attendees will be transported via party buses to the closing party Friday night at PioneerWorks in Red Hook. Best of all, it’s free.

Prelude 2015 is curated by Antje Oegel and Tom Sellar.

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