I know art is a matter of taste and everything, but if you live in Chicago right now, particularly if you are big ol’ queer, Peter Carpenter should be on your radar. His recent work has been layered with commentary on literature, the culture surrounding identity and HIV/AIDS, as well as specific surveys of political theory and activism–all done through edgy choreography and performance art. He is a 2008 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab artist and will be expanding his project My Fellow Americans, “an evening-length dance theatre work that explores the shifting identity of Ronald Reagan from the perspective of ” the special interest groups” that his rhetoric and policies consistently admonished.” That piece will be seen in Summer 2009-ish, for now we get his less-academic but just as geeky “The Sky Hangs Down Too Close,” which runs June 20th -22nd, 27th-29th @ 7:30pm at The Galaxie, 2603 W. Barry, Chicago. This premiere is Carpenter’s response to the themes of conflict and desire in Bertolt Brecht’s stark drama, Jungle of Cities (1924). It will be a combination of dance, text and singing and uses actual cash as a prop. luckyplush.com for more information, this is not to be missed.