It’s theater! It’s a drive-in! It’s giant grasshoppers!
posted by: Mile High Mamas
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s giant grasshoppers!
Going to the theater isn’t going to return to normal anytime soon so theater artist Erin Rollman tried to come up with an idea for a show that her Buntport Theater troupe could do after rules imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus made it impossible to gather audiences and performers inside.
So what’s outside? Grass. And what lives in the grass? Insects.
As is the tradition at Buntport, she turned to colleagues to brainstorm, via Zoom before Denver’s stay-at-home transitioned to safer-at-home orders. Thus was born “The Grasshoppers,” a short play to be performed on a strip of lawn outside Buntport’s theater at 717 Lipan Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood to audience members watching from their cars. It’s not too much of a spoiler to divulge that Rollman, Erik Edborg, Brian Colonna and Hannah Duggan all will be wearing green grasshopper costumes sewn by Rollman, who is also a Buntport co-founder.
Donna Bryson, Denverite