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Ars Nova has announced the schedule for its 5th annual ANT Fest, to be held June 1-28.

On Friday, June 1, the troupe Political Subversities will present their show of the same title, followed by a double-bill on Saturday, June 2 of David Commander's 10-minute Sacrament Burger, about food, ritual, and the act of eating, and Joe Tracz's Bea Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, a comedy that pits a couple against one another during a live-action role-playing (LARP) game of The Golden Girls.

The week of June 4 will include Strange Tails, a musical by Michael Ruby and Rob Rokicki, directed by John Simpkins (June 4); Nick Mills' Baby Talk, directed by Jess Brickman and Michael Izquierdo (June 5); the Brooklyn-set musical L(y)re by Christopher Oscar Peña and Melissa Lusk (June 6); a concert by The Tillers (June 7); Birthday Sax, a solo rendition of popular 1980s movie soundtracks by Tim Girrbach (June 8); and Roll, a comedy by Jeffrey Kuperman and Ricky Kuperman (June 9).

Monday, June 11 will bring The Science Fair Project, a musical comedy by Sinead Daly, Becky Bicks, Grace McLean and Ben Wexler. The week includes Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai's Formosa (June 12); Vinny DePonto's Mysterious Delights (June 13); Summer and Eve by Rebecca Kaasa, Aaron Quinn, Nadia Quinn & Emily Tarver; Jaclyn Bakhaus' Folk Wandering (June 15); and Jane Pfitsch and Joe Donovan's musical Wasted: An Historical Burlesque (June 16).

Cory Finley's Animals will begin the week of June 18, with Chantal Pavageaux's Game Night (June 19), The Witchelor by John Early and Nicole Spiezio (June 20), Negin Farsad and Gaby Alter's The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Romantic Comedy (June 21), Declan Bennett and Phil Griffin's An Innocent Evening of Drinking (June 22); and Let Me Collect Myself written by Nicole Beckwith and performed by Lauren Blumenfeld (June 23).

The final week of the festival will include Hold Music by Calla Videt and B. Walker Sampson (June 25); Brendan Hughes' Oomphalos: An Evening of Diagrams, Theories, and Preposterous Arcana from the Face Hole of Brendan Hughes (June 26); Love Machine, Part 1: Satellite Love Story by Andrew Scoville (June 27), and The Most Inspiring and Magnificent Tale of Alfridge von Waddlegrave: The Greatest Actor who ever Trod the Boards of Earth, created and performed by Aggrograg on Thursday, June 28.

Additionally, late night editions of Showgasm will be presented on June 7, 14, and 21.


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