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Fovea Floods, a troupe of recent Skidmore College Drama School grads from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., are in town performing Mount Weather—a humorous, sometimes disturbing performance trading primarily in sensory bombardment. Written by the group’s leader, Josh Chambers, the play is the final chapter of his fractured-fairy-tale trilogy. Mixing Brechtian theory with staccato action, the hour long production makes the tiny District of Columbia Arts Center stage bustle like a Jiffy Pop pan after several minutes on the stove. Mount Weather’s six actors utter no words. Instead, they mime shock, sadness, and glee while trouncing upon the stage accompanied by prerecorded narration and projected rhymed texts. As the show opens, an ambling guitar score strums in time to rhythmic verse that’s sometimes clever, sometimes absurd: “Deftly to the final show/Where rows of crowing crows do go./But follow if imagined thus/A beely buzzing being buzzed.” Later, chaotic sonic assaults heighten the conflicts of Longnose, our Pinocchio-like hero, as he engages in a quest to win the heart of a princess from her callous royal fiancþ. To do so, he assumes another’s identity, battles manic harlequins and pumpkin-headed monsters, and answers three riddles. Fanciful and sometimes confusing, the trials of Longnose won’t soon be forgotten. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at the District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $12. (202) 462-7833. (Jessica Dawson)