The Walker kicks off their performance season with a bang—several bangs, actually. From the team-up between the “notoriously inventive” New York–based Nature Theater of Oklahoma and Slovenian dance company EN-KNAP Group, Pursuit of Happiness delivers a wild send-up of classic westerns’ hypermasculinity, declamatory speeches, and whiskey-soaked sexuality through physical comedy and artistic parody alongside gunshots and fist fights. The production has received rave reviews from everyone who has seen it—the NYTimes called it “one of the wildest things you’ll see at the theater this year”—and it’s a must-see for any local fans of new and cool arts and culture. Grab tickets early, expect a sell out. Friday, September 13th-Saturday, September 14th. 8 PM. $28. ——hitara

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