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Buntport Theater

717 Lipan St. Denver, CO 80204 | Central Denver | 720-946-1388

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Buntport Theater was the creation of six College College grads/collaborators who who write, direct and perform all of their own work. The theater offers year-round performances and workshops for all ages; after more than a decade, it’s now one of Denver’s premiere theatrical endeavors.


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  • Show and Tell: Theater
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    Robert Rutherford loves Denver, and he’s heartbroken that life’s vagaries are now sending him off toward new beginnings in San Diego. But the co-host (with founder Andrew...
  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
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  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
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  • Calendar: Highlights
    Peggy Jo Tallas started donning faux facial hair and holding up banks in the ’90s in order to raise funds for her ailing mother. The FBI dubbed her “Cowboy Bob.” After...
  • Culture: Theater
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  • Show and Tell: Interviews
    When the FBI tried to track down Cowboy Bob, a repeat bank robber in Texas, they had no idea that they were looking for a single, middle-aged woman who used her heists to fund her ailing...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
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  • Calendar: Highlights
    Seasoned Denver actress, playwright and comedian Edith Weiss has been on many stages in her lifetime, but none of them have been quite like those overseen by local director Adam Stone, a...
  • Culture: Theater
    Last produced four years ago, Jugged Rabbit Stew is one of Buntport's best shows, a startling and peculiar mix of comedy, sadness, magic, craziness and erudition that only this troupe could...
  • Show and Tell: New Year's Eve
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  • Calendar: Highlights
    With Screw Tooth, Adam Stone doesn’t do theater like anyone else. It’s almost as if he were a step ahead of your expectations, off and running to the next thing before anyone...
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  • Culture: Theater
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  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
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  • Culture: Theater
    Multimedia artist Adam Stone has collaborated on four of Buntport's most interesting shows, making music for three and contributing a soundscape and his own haunting presence to Wake, the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    When you walk into Buntport Theater for Some Kind of Fun — the first show in the first season of Adam Stone’s Screw Tooth multimedia theater ensemble — you will see the...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
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  • Calendar: Highlights
    Fans of Thaddeus Phillips — who brings his extraordinary Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental theater pieces to Denver far too rarely — will remember that travel is a predominant...
  • Culture: Theater
    The plight of Edward Snowden — still holed up at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Monday — illustrates the Kafkaesque nature of national borders. He is in a transit area, which...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The members of Buntport Theater Company do not shy away from challenges. That should have been obvious with the Buntport Versus series, when the troupe attempted to beat another group or...
  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Culture: Theater
    Buntport Theater Company put several peculiar messages on Facebook before A Knight to Remember opened. These implied that the theater group — known for the creative synergy of its...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
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  • Show and Tell: Theater
    Musician and multi-media artist Adam Stone has worked with Buntport Theater Company on four pieces over the last three years. He composed songs for three musicals, all of them among the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    If you’re at all familiar with Buntport, you already know that its latest original work, Wake, will not really resemble its inspiration, Shake-speare’s The Tempest. Somehow,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Culture: Theater
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  • Show and Tell: Debates and Discussions
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  • Calendar: Highlights
    Warm Cookies of the Revolution, a community-growing endeavor dreamed up by Evan Weissman of Buntport Theater, is catching on and has everywhere to go in the new year; its simple idea of...
  • Show and Tell: New Year's Eve
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  • Calendar: Highlights
    From the Muppets to Mr. Magoo, Charles Dickens’s redemptive holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, has been adapted in many in-carnations. But the WreckingBall Theater Lab and Band of Toughs...
  • Show and Tell: Film and TV
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  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
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  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
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  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Culture: Theater
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  • Show and Tell: Theater
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  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Culture: Theater
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  • Show and Tell: Theater
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  • Calendar: Highlights
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  • Culture: Theater
    Buntport Theater Company has always had a creative way with music: The ensemble's choices for openings, accompaniment and intermissions are spot-on, and some of its shows have included...
  • Show and Tell: Debates and Discussions
    Which is better: the hamantasch or the latke? That simple question is suddenly not so simple when placed in the hands of the Buntport Theater crew and faculty members of the University of...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
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  • Show and Tell: Theater
    Buntport Theater's Kafka on Ice -- created by the company in 2004 -- combines events from the author's life with incidents in his famous novella Metamorphosis (you know, the one that...
  • Culture: Theater
    When Mary Shelley — poet, essayist, novelist and, most famously, the creator of Frankenstein — lost one of the four babies she conceived with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (only one...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Over the years, the bold Buntport Theater troupe has taken on literary giants, from Kafka to Eugene O’Neill, most of whom were male, as the subject matter of their original productions....
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    Pamela Mencher has spent eleven years working on her play -- but in some ways, she's been working on it her whole life. Born on a Lakota/Sioux reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota,...

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