Over the past ten years, Buntport Theatre have carved themselves a unique niche in the Denver theatre scene. They remain one of the only true ensemble company in town - with every show written, produced and performed collaboratively by the six actor/writer/director/designer members. New work can be hard to do without having to do it by consensus, and harder still to sell, but these kids pull it off with flair.
Add to their accomplishments: One twisted musical contemplation on the destiny of a depressed (magic) rabbit. Jugged Rabbit Stew is a mix of sketch-comedy laughs, morbid sensibility, and a sprinkling of the absurd.
Jugged Rabbit Stew has much of what I expect from Buntport, including original ideas, strong wit, and fantastic tech. Unfortunately I also expect comic pacing that suffers from an obsession with it's own cleverness. But Jugged Rabbit Stew overcomes that one complaint with enough flair for me to recommend it strongly.
Jugged Rabbit Stew is only running one more weekend. Go see it now.
Thursday - Saturday at 8:00 PM.
Tickets: $16 make reservations)
717 Lipan St.
Denver, CO 80204