Dirty Deeds

The Squabble is a seemingly simple tale of two small-town friends driven apart when one calls the other a goose. “It’s a comedy,” says Buntport player Brian Colonna. “It’s very absurd, but the absurdity is like real life, where people have a falling out and then spend the rest of their lives hating each other.” In usual Buntport fashion, the actors take The Squabble — based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol — a step beyond, by performing it in a mud pit. “We’re making mud right now,” says Colonna. “You’d laugh if you saw us. This is all based on the premise that you try to keep things clean, but when you live in dirt, you can’t help but get a little bit dirty.”

The show opens tonight at Buntport, 717 Lipan Street, and runs through June 20; tickets are $16 ($13 for students and seniors). For more information, go to www.buntport.com or call 720-946-1388.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 7, 3 p.m.; Sun., June 14, 3 p.m. Starts: May 15. Continues through June 20, 2009