By Amy Dalness
Jessica Cassyle Carr
Jonno Katz plays Agent Seymour Foggs, who goes undercover as Stig Kanai, in the world premiere of The Spy—a perilous tale of intrigue, subterfuge and double agents (according to the top-secret press release our undercover operative procured). Katz came to Albuquerque from Melbourne, Australia, to work with Director Mark Chavez (of The Pajama Men) on The Spy, which employs Katz’ talents in physical comedy and "Pythonesque" absurdity. The one-night-only performance, before The Spy heads to another unknown location, is Friday, May 30, at q-Staff theatre (4819 Central NE). Meet-and-mingle starts at 8:30 p.m., the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 general, $10 students and seniors. Call 255-2182 for info and tickets.
Night of Opera
The 2008 season of the Santa Fe Opera is just a few weeks away. As a little appetizer, the SFO presents the American professional premiere of Nino Rota’s comedy The Timid Twosome at the acoustically spectacular Scottish Rite Masonic Center (463 Paseo de Peralto, Santa Fe). The hour-long performance opens on Saturday, May 31, at 7 p.m. with additional shows every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through June 14. Tickets are $10 for floor seats and $5 for balcony, and are available at the door one hour before each performance. For more info, visit www.santafeopera.org.
Local playwright Deborah Finkelstein compiled and dramatized eight true stories of family secrets, lies and denial into a series of short plays called Unspeakable. This weekend, Unspeakable will be performed at the Santa Fe Film Center (1616 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe) as a benefit for the Santa Fe Rape Crisis and Trauma Treatment Center. Unspeakable opens Friday, May 30, at 6 p.m. with a gala performance, including food from Global Organic Kitchen ($50 per person), and additional performances on Saturday, May 31, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 1, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 general, $15 students and all proceeds benefit the Santa Fe Rape Crisis and Trauma and Treatment Center. Visit www.unspeakabletheplay.com for tickets and info.
Hamlet at Vortex Theatre
Arguably Shakespeare’s most famous play, Hamlet is among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature.
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