Tommy Lee Jones Goes to Opera Alone is a mind-altering evening that is mesmerizing in the true sense of the word. It’s truly remarkable that we have in this town a theatre troupe whose intimacy with the creative fire of the imagination has manifest an evening of theatre that could be called a lucid dream. To have a pop icon discussing Grand Opera is in itself astounding. A whimsical evening of the mondo bizarro variety, one would have to be Kuh-Ray-Zee to miss this one. The Buntport ensemble that animates this nearly life-sized puppet created in the image of the actor Tommy Lee Jones is as usual the very fire of passionate artistic innovation. This puppet’s s’ real it’s surreal. All in Bunraku black except for the inimitable Hannah Duggan as a lip-synching warbling and wafting waitress at a Texas roadhouse greasy spoon, this ensemble dazzles us. Erik Edborg is the unflappable voice of Mr. Jones.
Puppets, pie and Puccini. What could be better?
Not to be missed.
Through April 14. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday April 1. Tickets: $16 ($13 for students and seniors). 717 Lipan St. More: buntport.com or 720-946-1388
Hanna Duggan and Tommy Lee Jones