Obscene/Courageous Theatre is known for its offbeat, entertaining and sometimes disturbing productions. But the company’s newest show is a little different. “It’s a really cute play; it’s a love story,” says Sarah Crockarell, co-artistic director for Obscene/Courageous. “There’s no horror, nobody gets stabbed. It’s really based on slapstick and irreverent, silly humor.”
The Love of Three Oranges is a classic Italian commedia dell’arte that Obscene/Courageous company members translated themselves, adding contemporary twists — such as Harry Potter jokes and the sensibilities of Japanese anime — to bring it into the modern age. The play follows a cursed prince as he searches through an anime-inspired world for three oranges before he can find his true love. The audience will meet a series of screwball, cartoon-like characters in this fantastical production, from an evil witch to, as Crockarell describes, “a lady whose boobs are so huge they hang down to the floor, and — this is part of the original fairy tale — the evil witch won’t give her a broom, so she has to sweep the floor with her boobs.”
The Love of Three Oranges runs today through February 23 at 8 p.m., and February 24 at 2 p.m. at the We’re House, 5763 Arapahoe Avenue, Unit P, in Boulder, next to Avery Brewing Company. Tickets are $12 general admission and $10 for students; they’re available at the door (cash only) or online at threeoranges.brownpapertickets.com.
Feb. 21-23, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 24, 2 p.m., 2013
Get the Events Newsletter
What's happening in town? From underground club nights to the biggest outdoor festivals, our top picks for the week's best events will always keep you in on the action.