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.
Courtesy of Albuquerque Little Theatre

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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Let’s Mess with Texas

Greater Tuna

Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies.
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April Hartford

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Holding Moments Still

Transgender: One Person’s Journey Opening Reception

Photographer April Hartford leads viewers into an immersive exploration of gender dissonance and transition portraying the inner psychological journey as much as the outer one. Runs through 10/7.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Major Mass

Quintessence 5th Annual Choral Festival Concert

A chorus of 100 and a professional orchestra perform Ludwig van Beethoven's Mass in C Major under the direction of Quintessence artistic director, Matthew Greer.
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Thriving Artists

Arts Business Workshop: Public Art

Learn about public art programs and collections, how public artists work, how to get involved in the field what qualifies as public art, where the funding comes from and much more.
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Courtesy of Russell Maynor

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Where the Magic Happens

Bewitched

The Dolls take on the beloved 60's comedy classic, weaving in diverse characters from sitcoms such the "Addams Family," "I Dream of Jeannie," "The Brady Bunch" and "The Kardashians."
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Big Mouth

Bad Mouth Reading Series

Poets Jenn Givhan, Sawnie Morris and Levi Romero read their works accompanied by music.
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