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Pursuit of Happiness

September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

$15 – $39

Nature Theater of Oklahoma / EN-KNAP Group
What is happiness? To what wild frontiers will we pursue it? To what surprising and unseemly Hollywood ending?

Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival

September 20 + 21, 2019

A Mexican bar man. An Austrian sales rep. A trip to Baghdad. A modern-day magic potion. Unsettlingly uplifting cowboy dances. Creators Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper of Nature Theater of Oklahoma (named after the theater in Kafka’s novel Amerika) and internationally renowned Slovenian dance troupe EN-KNAP Group follow the American Dream from a Wild West saloon to the battlefields of Iraq.

Part barn dance, part movie pitch, part comedy of manners, Pursuit of Happiness plays with language, movement, setting, and genre through an endlessly morphing folk tale of ultra-violent Western expansion, taking on the myth and legacy of the American Dream and its aspirational aftermath.

All performances have open captioning.

$39 general
$15 students/25-and-under
$2 FringeACCESS
Member discounts available

Details

Start:
September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
End:
September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $39
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Website:
https://fringearts.com/

Venue

Mandell Theater
3220 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Website:
https://drexel.edu/performingarts/about/facilities/mandell-theater/