Critically acclaimed socio-political performance troupe The Citizens Band has announced a three-night stand at the Henry Street Settlement for its new (and eighth) revue, “The Debt Rattle” beginning Thursday, October 22nd.

According to the press announcement, “The Debt Rattle” finds “a disparate group of bankers, dust bowl nomads, Hooverville residents, down on their luck showgirls, and American sweethearts take shelter from the economic storm in a marathon dance hall promising food, warmth and prize money if they can outlast their competitors. Through their struggles, disappointments and victories, they reacquaint themselves with basic human values. Filled with classic and original songs ­from jug band, to Depression-era ballads, agit-prop to swing and aerial arts, dance and a sprinkling of Citizens Band magic, ‘The Debt Rattle’ looks to the past to understand the present and the promise of a better future.”

Featuring luminaries such as Rain Phoenix, Zoe Kravitz, Karen Elson, Nina Persson and Justin Bond among many others, “The Debt Rattle” proudly welcomes musical direction by “Spring Awakening”’s Kimberly Grigsby and director Gordon Greenberg, who worked with the troupe for 2008′s “The Panic is On.”

–Carrie Alison, Photo Credit: Theo Wargo