The resulting offbeat dramedy is, of course, anything but a mirror image of its inspiration. It mostly takes place entirely in ONeills head, Colonna explains. The tone can be silly, but theres also an underlying tragic sense about it, especially the whole question about writing the tragedy in your own life into a play, and what is the cost of that? Through it all, he adds, theyve honestly tried to offer an authentic, resounding portrait of the playwright.
The World Is Mine opens tonight at 8 p.m. and continues Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and selected Sundays through March 6 at Buntport, 717 Lipan Street; to reserve tickets, $13 to $16, visit www.buntport.com or call 720-946-1388.
Also on the horizon, a free Eugene ONeill panel discussion with members of both Buntport and Paragon will be hosted by the Denver Public Librarys Fresh City Life program on February 22; get info at http://denverlibrary.org/fresh.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 21, 3 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 28, 3 p.m. Starts: Jan. 29. Continues through March 6, 2010