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The "Burning Man Opera" at Teatro ZinZanni: Let Your Freak Flag Fly

If donning your platform shoes to last weekend’s Decompression party didn’t satisfy your inner Burning Man or if you’re just curious about what exactly goes on at the desert festival, head to the "Burning Opera," How to Survive the Apocalypse, which is playing over the next two weeks at Teatro ZinZanni. The vaudeville rock opera tracks the story of three first-timers who head to the desert and are never again the same.

All the reverly of the dusty desert party- the furry costumes, the wild weather the freak flags - come alive inside ZinZanni's roomy tent. Written by Erik Davis, who was one of the first national journalists to cover the festival, the opera also reflects on the paradoxical idiosyncrasies, voyeuristic nature and tangled evolution of the 23-year-old tradition.

How to Survive the Apocalypse is playing at Teatro ZinZanni Oct. 12-14, 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are going fast.