In his first full-length play since last years five-hour epic, The Lilys Revenge, downtown activist-playwright Taylor Mac is back with another tome melding politics and glitter: The Walk Across America for Mother Earth. The show, with music by Ellen Maddow of the Talking Band, is inspired by Macs participation in a trek from New York to the spot, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, where the government had been testing nukes since 1951. The program finally halted in 1992, the year of the nine-month protest walk, on which Mac met the hippies, anarchists, and radical faeries that became this plays main characters. The Talking Bands Paul Zimet directs.
Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 16, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. Starts: Jan. 15. Continues through Jan. 30, 2011