The Grasshoppers | Buntport Theatre
October 17, 2020–October 18, 2020
As a companion to their recent 3×3 Project Rocky Mountain Locusts, the Denver-based Buntport Theatre Company has created a live, socially distanced accompaniment called The Grasshoppers. It is a mini drive-in, live theater experience (a.k.a a short play performed outdoors while the audience remains in the safety of their cars).
Performances take place 5 times each day on Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 17 & 18. 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m.
Venue: Legacy loop
1800 Recreation Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80907 United States
The Grasshoppers is a short, funny twist on a nature documentary, featuring four giant grasshoppers (spaced safely apart from each other). It’s not too much of a spoiler to divulge that ensemble members Erin 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.
Audiences will be given a small sanitized speaker for their car (like an old timey drive-in!). It will be a no contact hand off.
- Please do not come to the show more than 15 minutes before it starts.
- Do not come in a car with people that you have not already been quarantining with. One person per car is also fine.
- Remember: you’ll be sitting in your car and it might be hot out. Bring something to drink!
- Masks will be needed if you plan to roll down your windows during the show because cars will not be six feet from each other.
- Can I ride my bike? Yes, you are welcome to ride your bike to the performance! Because we are set up for a drive-in experience, no seats are provided (though you are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket). If there are multiple people in your party, please reserve enough parking spaces to accommodate your entire group (no more than four people per parking space). We also ask that you wear a mask.
The show runs 36 minutes and contains some strong language.
TICKETS ARE REQUIRED and donation-based. Donate what you can, based on the number of audience members in your car. If you are suffering financially right now, as so many people are, then come for free! There are very limited spots, so reservations are necessary.
Photo by Ellen K. Graham