The multimedia production “Oddville: A Love Story?” takes the stage in Basalt on Friday. It combines theater with magic, mime, physical comedy and technology.
Dave Shirley, the Denver-based creator of “Oddville,” pushes the boundaries of comedy beyond someone telling jokes on a stage. And this production, a boy-meets-girl story with a futuristic twist, defies categorization.
Shirley is a former street performer. He originally set out to create a one-man show that simply showcased juggling, magic and other skills. But he came to realize that it needed a story, too. “Something that, at its heart, people connected to, rather than: 'wow, here’s a guy who can do a bunch of different things.'”
Even though there is a plot, he wanted audiences to pay attention to the visuals on-stage, not dialogue. And so the whole story is told through movement and music.
“Oddville: A Love Story?” starts at 8 p.m. at the Temporary.