The latest is 17 Border Crossings, which, says Phillips, uses stories from his travels that he’s never put into words before, “kind of like outtakes.” A ceaseless experimenter who makes free use of objects, lights, puppets, video and tricks of scale and perception, Phillips is taking a new tack here, with seventeen pieces, some longer, some lasting only seconds. They are “told like a Spalding Gray monologue — table, chairs, glass of water, no costume changes, not much of a set, deceptively simple,” he explains. “The stories are told in different styles: Some are like standup, some like a Cuban floor show.”
17 Border Crossings opens tonight at 8 p.m. at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan Street, and continues Thursday through Saturday nights until July 27. For tickets, $15, visit buntport.com or call 720-946-1388.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: July 11. Continues through July 27, 2013