A Rare Pair

Once upon a time, the two one-act plays that make up Buntport Theater’s An Evening (or Afternoon) of One-Acts were paired with other one-act plays. The first, “…And This Is My Significant Bother,” a collection of vignettes based on a collection of James Thurber short stories, was originally tied to “The CliffsNotes to Beowulf,” which was, well, pretty much exactly what it sounds like. And the second, “< Cinderella” (or “Less Than Cinderella”), an almost dialogue-less absurdist interpretation of the well-known fairy tale, ran with “Elevator,” a piece set in an elevator that’s almost all dialogue and no action.

But now “…And This Is My Significant Bother” has been paired with “< Cinderella.” Why?

“No reason, really,” says company member Hannah Duggan. “That’s just the nature of how we do it — like, oh, we’ll put those together because they don’t belong together. They really have no business being together at all.” That’s classic Buntport logic for you: If it doesn’t fit, so much the better. You never know what kind of connections might emerge. And no matter what does emerge from An Evening (or Afternoon) of One-Acts, it’s bound to be a fitting conclusion to Buntport’s tenth-anniversary retrospective season. The new combination debuts at 8 p.m. tonight at Buntport, 717 Lipan Street, with shows continuing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (with a couple of Sundays thrown in) through June 18. Tickets are $13 to $16; buy yours or get more information at 720-946-1388 or www.buntport.com.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 5, 3 p.m.; Sun., June 12, 3 p.m. Starts: May 27. Continues through June 18, 2011

 
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