By Steven Robert Allen
Oh, Mama—Failed actor Christopher Gill is haunted by his recently deceased mother, a famous Broadway actress. It's a rough relationship, with Mama scowling down at her loser son from her life-sized portrait, chastising him for not living up to the family name. It would be enough to drive any boy crazy. Christopher decides to take out his Oedipal frustrations by dressing up in different disguises and embarking on an epic killing spree targeting victims who in one way or another resemble his Mama.
This is the rough story line of the mass murder musical No Way to Treat a Lady, opening this weekend at the Adobe Theater. Directed by Cy Hoffman, this one should offer up a bloody good time this Halloween season. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. $14 general, $12 students/seniors. Runs through Nov. 6. 898-9222.
Art in La Heights—A group show featuring new work by Enrico Embroli, Gino Miles, Wiley Ware, Elodie Holmes and John Hudnut opens Saturday, Oct. 15, at Exhibit 51 (5100 Juan Tabo NE) with an afternoon exhibit from 1 to 5 p.m. The show will also include serigraph prints by Brian Halsey and Norval Marrisseau. The exhibit runs through Nov. 5. For details, call 275-1551 or go to exhibit51.com.
Roust This House—Every month the Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE) hosts an evening designed to highlight the talents of gifted local teens. This month's Roust the House: Teen Performance Night is a wee bit different in the sense that the teens involved have decided to throw a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. You'll hear a classical guitar performance by the Academy Honor Guitar Quartet, jazz by Full Circle and Ryan Mals, jam band music by The Devil Made Me Do It and o' plenty more where that came from. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. Tickets are $3, but extra donations will be eagerly accepted. 268-0044.
How I Learned to Drive at UNM's Experimental Theatre
Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a woman's exploration into her formative years in the '60s. Runs through 3/8.
The King and I at Albuquerque Little Theatre
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