Although it sounds depressing, Rada says, its actually darkly funny; it has a lot of sharp and dark humor to it. Working off of that, the collaborative Lida ensemble takes a more stylized, abstracted, tech-heavy approach (Rada calls it subterranean punk), playing off the works Foucaultian undercurrents to show how people choose their own paths. Viewed in a pole-obstructed setting, this version of Mouse is anything but literal.
Mouse in a Jar premieres tonight at 8 p.m. at BINDERY | space, 2180 Stout Street, and continues through May 29; admission is $17, or $5 for Thursday-night performances beginning in mid-May. Visit www.lida.org or call 720-221-3821.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Thu., May 13, 8 p.m.; Thu., May 20, 8 p.m.; Thu., May 27, 8 p.m. Starts: April 23. Continues through May 29, 2010