Alibi V.17 No.12 • March 20-26, 2008 
Here’s to you, Willy Shakespeare.

Culture Shock

Fur and Marmalade

The student-directed productions on stage at Theatre X this weekend are not puff plays. Both directors, Barney Lopez and Steve Pinzone, selected scripts with challenges and dark undertones: Fur and Mr. Marmalade.

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Here’s to you, Willy Shakespeare.
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Performance Review

Ophelia Screams

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at the Albuquerque Little Theatre

There once was a time when the Albuquerque Little Theatre (ALT) catered exclusively to the prim and proper. You could bring your grandma or your 8-year-old and you wouldn’t have to worry whether they might take offense at a soft-core penis joke or some simulated retching.

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Book Review

Resuscitating Criticism

The Death of the Critic by Rónán McDonald

The Death of the Critic

The year 2007 was a rough one for reading—a study by the National Education Association concluded it's in decline—and it was also a tough time for those who like to read about reading. Around the country, some newspapers winnowed their literary coverage, along with dance and music criticism, and foreign reporting—anything but pop culture and religion.

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Lost Boy, Super High and Belting Showtunes

Finding Neverland

The incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters, Peter Pan.
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There Will Be Blood

In the Blood

A contemporary urban satire inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.
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Sowing Seeds for Next Year's Harvest

Winter Solstice Seed Mandala

An annual community art-making event to celebrate the coming of the winter season. Gather for the creation of a mandala using different kinds of grains and seeds to feed migratory songbirds.
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70 Years of Soul

Blind Boys of Alabama

Hear gospel classics, Christmas tunes and other gems from a 70-plus-year career.
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