Big Art Group presents the world premiere of this surreal drama. THE BALLADEER introduces us to six freshmen attending their first high school dance. These unlikely teens fall headlong into the vortex of what it means to be a teenager in America. It is a story of violent teenage crushes, a beetle's fatal desire for an ambivalent butterfly, a girl who drowns in a bucket of water and a gunfight. The piece slams together found text, dance, original writing and love ballads in a highly visual absurdist style to unleash the tiny, but catastrophic paradox of youth's first love.