Micro Machines

Lucidity Suitcase International came to Buntport Theater last October with Microworld(s) Part #1, the tale of a Serbian intellectual named Milo and his best friend, a rubber duckie named Fumio, who wrestled with the demolition of his capsule-pod apartment building in Tokyo. “In Part #1, Milo was wondering whether he should go down with the building as it implodes,” explains Thaddeus Phillips, Lucidity Suitcase’s artistic director (and the man who plays Milo). “And he has a dumb idea to go to Brazil and get a micro loan and put a shadow-puppet theater on the back of a bicycle.”

Well, in Microworld(s) Part #2: The Undiscovered Country, Milo does just that. “Part 2 is a big, sprawling adventure, and the whole thing kind of becomes this surreal cartoon,” Phillips says. “The whole set is made from recycled trash that we found — old painting tarp and plastic bottles. It’s really like a big, cinematic epic.” Will there be a Microworld(s) Part #3? “There’s room for a sequel,” Phillips admits. “It feels like a film, even though it’s very theatrical. It’s a very bizarre project.”

Get in on the strangeness for four shows only: Microworld(s) runs tonight through Saturday at 8 p.m., and on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Buntport, 717 Lipan Street. Tickets are $16, $12 for students; get yours at www.buntport.com or 720-946-1388.
March 11-13, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 14, 3 p.m., 2010

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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