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Weekend planner: theater

Want a plot description of “The 7-Person Chair Pyramid High-Wire Act,” a two-person play by the Baltimore-based experimental theater troupe The Missoula Oblongata? Briefly: Charles Darwin is in Siberia searching for Bigfoot who has, however, entered a radio-station dance contest in hopes of winning an all-expenses-paid vacation. Connections are made when a brown bat kept by Darwin for research purposes falls in love with the radio station’s electromagnetic emissions. Meanwhile, Siberia’s caves are home to a secretive tribe of ropemakers who are desperate to keep their art alive and their family together. As for the play’s title: Apparently it refers to a famous routine by The Flying Wallendas and has allegorical significance.

Single performance Saturday at 8 p.m. at Flywheel Arts Collective, 43 Main St., Easthampton. $8 (no one turned away for lack of funds). flywheelarts.org

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