Theater

Six reasons to buy a subscription to Buntport Theater's 10th anniversary season

Over the last nine years, Buntport Theater has produced 29 different original plays in Denver that are simply like no other we've every actually seen anywhere. They've all sprung from a miasmic six-headed Gestalt monster called Brian Colonna, Hannah Duggan, Erik Edborg, Erin Rollman, Samantha Schmitz and Evan Weissman, and those six Buntporters do everything, from writing the play to creating the sets to stunning their audiences onstage with their clever wit and willingness to do almost anything onstage. Ice skating Kafka? Sure, why not. Serial soap operas based on random book titles? Yes, of course. A musical performed by an unmusical cast? Absolutely. And that's why we love Buntport.

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, our beloved theatrical sextet will revive and share again some highlights from past seasons. Here's why you should go see them. And then go sign up: Operators are standing by.

One: Moby Dick, Sept 3-25, 2010: Melville's epic performed with buckets of water and a rolling boat.

Two: Seal. Stamp. Send. Bang, October 29-November 20, 2010: A musical about happenstance and what is in your mailbox.

"... had me laughing from beginning to end... I left feeling as if I'd somehow inhaled a cloud of multi-colored helium" - Westword.

Three: Quixote, December 3-4, 2010: Buntport's first production ever!

Four: Kafka On Ice, January 28-February 19, 2011: The Czech author and one of his famous works are put on display... on ice!

"It's safe to say that no one else - anywhere - is doing theater like this." - Westword.

Five: 30th Of Baydak, April 1-23, 2011: A visual production that explores the darker side of absurdity.

Six: "...and this is my significant bother" and Cinderella, May 27-June 18, 2011:

Two comedic but very different one-acts.

And in case that didn't convince you, here are three more reasons:

Third Tuesdays

Teacher's Pet: A show and tell with "homework" and prizes. Buntport Versus: We try to beat Denver locals at their own game. The Great Debate: Teams of "experts" battle over the absurd. There are twelve installments of Third Tuesdays, from September 2010-August 2011.

tRUNks: A multi-award-winning all ages LIVE comic book, every other Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m., October 2, 2010 - April 30, 2011

One time only! A special rerun of Magnets On The Fridge, Dec 2, 2010: The book club is back one more time to "discuss" Don Quixote!

Need we say more? Happy 10th, Buntport!

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