Lost? No need. In his own magical way, Phillips, an expatriate friend of the Buntport Theater gang who returns occasionally to present his latest works, is certain to charm and entrance: Hell fool you into believing every minute of it and, in this case, loving that youve expended some of your own energy in making the whole thing work.
In typical fashion, Phillips began simply with the vision of doing a show powered by renewable energy. Then, while touring Serbia last summer, he came across the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, which reveres the inventor who imagined such advances as solar energy and the Internet well before their time. He read an article in the New York Times about the Nagakin tower. There was a great quote in the article about how the building represented possibilities or roads not taken, he explains. And Tesla represents that as well. From that miasma came Milo, a Serbian guy living in a capsule apartment with his rubber duck (Tesla, Phillips notes, often talked to pigeons) and quotes Camus and...and, well, you get the picture. But not the denouement!
Microworld(s) opens tonight for previews and continues Thursdays through Saturdays, with three Sunday matinees, through November 8, at Buntport, 717 Lipan Street; for tickets, $10 for this weekends previews and $13 to $16 for the rest of the run, go to www.buntport.com or call 720-946-1388. And for more on Thaddeus Phillips, go to www.luciditysuitcase.org.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: Oct. 15. Continues through Nov. 8, 2009