Billed as a theatrical song cycle, Bobby Dartts Love Songs for Poomouse first hit the stage in a workshopped version at last summers Boulder International Fringe Festival, where it was feted with the Encore Award. Now it will be fully staged at Wesley Chapel on the University of Colorados Boulder campus, starting with tonights world-premiere performance at 8 p.m., presented by Square Product Theatre and LaLa Theater Company. And love, pure and simple or the lack of it is what makes Love Songs for Poomouse go round, as Dartt deconstructs the theme in the most charming way, accompanying himself on guitar, maracas, sippy straws and other unknown instruments.
Bobby is charming and funny, but in a very strange way, says Emily K. Harrison of Square Product. He kind of wears his heart on his sleeve. But thats a tactic that works: Positive feedback from the Fringe performance showed that people found it refreshing and surprising, she notes. Some of the songs were really unexpected.
See Dartts one-man cabaret, strings attached, tomorrow and October 21 (which will double as a singles night, with a pre-show mixer), as well as October 28 and 29; Wesley Chapel is at 1290 Folsom Street in Boulder. Admission is $10 to $12 in advance or $14 cash at the door; for tickets, go to www.squareproducttheatre.org or call 303-442-0234.
Oct. 14-15, 8 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 21, 7 & 9 p.m.; Oct. 28-29, 7 & 9 p.m., 2011