Righting Wrongs

Musketeer tells the story of one determined librarian.

In 2002, Alexandre Dumas — the long-dead author of The Three Musketeers — was moved from his eternal resting place in Villers Cotterets to the Pantheon in Paris. Three men dressed as his fictional protagonists (Athos, Porthos and Aramis) walked the casket from point A to point B in a wacky procession highlighted by sword-wearing, frilly-shirted fans and French President Jacques Chirac speaking to the swashbuckling crowd. That’s the reality, albeit a little surreal. However, in the slightly more warped world of the Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan Street, an overzealous librarian reads about the upcoming procession and — recognizing the name — realizes Dumas hadn’t returned the book, Les mémoires de M. d’Artagnan (The Memoirs of M. d’Artagnan), that was the basis of his famous book. In a mission more reminiscent of Don Quixote than The Three Musketeers, a crazy librarian decides to right this wrong by trying to overtake Dumas on the road and either retrieve the book or collect the late fee. This begs the question: Does she know he’s dead, or is she really just that crazy? “Nothing will stop her,” says Buntport player Evan Weissman. “She’s determined, even if her determination takes her back in time or into discussions with people who are long dead. We don’t care about such frivolous things as time and space, alive and dead.” Starting at 8 p.m. tonight, Musketeer will take you on a time-bending journey from 2002 to 1844. The play runs through September 6; for more information, call 720-946-1388 or go to www.buntport.com.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 24, 3 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 31, 3 p.m. Starts: Aug. 8. Continues through Sept. 6, 2008
 
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