“The script itself is really great — it’s very, very funny for the first two-thirds, and then it takes a turn and suddenly becomes very terrifying,” says Square Product Theatre artistic director Emily K. Harrison, who is also one of the show’s three actors. “It’s almost like sci-fi; it has a real Twilight Zone-y feel to it, in a way. And that’s what I love about it. I’m always attracted to theater like this, the kind that starts out funny until it hits a hook that spins the whole thing into something that will make you think about it after it’s over.”
And the idea of adverse possession is a topical idea in modern American society, where mortgages sometimes mean nothing. “People can actually come into your house and kick you out,” Harrison adds. “They take what they want, as if it’s their God-given right.”
See The Ding Dongs, which features a set decked out in mid-century decor and original Twilight Zone-inspired music, moves to work|space, 2701 Lawrence Street in Denver, where it runs from April 25 to May 4. Tickets are $14 to $18; for information and reservations, visit square-producttheatre.org or call 800-838-3006.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: April 25. Continues through May 4, 2013