But everyone had such a great time reading it, Kato says, that we decided we had to do it. The hour-long late-night production which follows a single game of bowling from the personified perspective of the pins and ball is, says Kato, an attempt to do something a little bit crazy in the evening.
Each time the ball rolls by while the pins are resetting, you get an interior dialogue, he explains, a snapshot of the pins, if they were able to think and talk. There are sections of the production where the pins really get into it. They yell, they scream, they dance; some of them are foul-mouthed. These pins have got problems.
Dont we all. 10 Pin Alley opens tonight and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m. through March 21st at the Vintage Theatre, 2119 East 17th Avenue. Tickets are $11 and available at www.vintagetheatre.com or by calling 303-839-1361.
Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.; Tue., March 3, 10 p.m. Starts: Feb. 27. Continues through March 21, 2009