Voice of the People

If you want to see the world through a different lens — have your preconceived notions about society and reality upended and rearranged — then you need to attend one of Vox Feminista’s fantastic performances. It’s tough to explain a Vox show; suffice it to say that the group will take you on a trip to a whole new way of viewing life — and you won’t even have to consume any drugs on the way.

The latest Vox production, …And the Pursuit of Happiness, is no exception. “It really tries to explore all the different facets of happiness,” says Vox member Ben. “Political happiness, happiness through art, a bit about the war and how that war is perpetuating what we think is our pursuit of happiness: ownership and consumption.”

“It’s a work in progress,” adds Vox member Oak. “My intention is to make a truth-telling experience that runs counter to the shit that we hear in our popular culture, but we have a lot of different voices from the six of us on stage in this show, and it runs the gamut from really hard-hitting stuff about the war to a singing clit. It’s hard to make that be sad, so she keeps us cheered up.”

Vox Feminista performs …And the Pursuit of Happiness tonight at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street; the show continues on November 15, 22 and 29, with December performances at the Nomad Theatre in Boulder. The fun starts at 8 p.m.; admission is $12 to $30 on a sliding scale. For information, visit www.voxfeminista.org.
Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Nov. 8. Continues through Nov. 29, 2008

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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