Lots of Drama

Buntport Theater's newest adaptation, Indiana, Indiana, which kicks off its ninth season, is a change from the somewhat zany performances for which the company is best known.

“This is new because it's a drama,” says Buntport player Evan Weissman. “There's no attempt to make it a comedy.” It's the Faulknerian story of Noah Summers, an old man drifting through the shadowy memories of his life. “For our adaptation, we're focusing on Noah's memories, specifically of a time during his life when he was in love — and also his relationship with his parents,” says Weissman. “The way that it's told is really important, because it's not linear. There are a lot of memories and sensations. It's about memory and love and love lost."

Indiana, Indiana author and University of Denver professor Laird Hunt was a big factor in making the production a success. “Laird has been very gracious in allowing us to do this, giving us extra information and basically just allowing us to do what we want,” says Weissman. Indiana opens today at 8 p.m. at Buntport, 717 Lipan Street, and runs through October 3; tickets are $16 ($13 for students and seniors). For more information, call 720-946-1388 or go to www.buntport.com.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 20, 7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 27, 7 p.m. Starts: Sept. 4. Continues through Oct. 3, 2009

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