Alibi V.16 No.48 • Nov 29-Dec 5, 2007 
The Mother Road Theatre Company and Everett the VW

Culture Shock

The Sweet Sound of Democracy

Barelas' newest organization for performance and the arts, the Mother Road Theatre Company, will be kicking off its first season at the end of the month, and the community has been invited to take part in selecting the company's debut season. This weekend, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, and next, Dec. 7-9, six previews will showcase plays that will make up the 2008 season under the broader theme of “The Open Road.”

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Abigail H. Blueher as Belladonna.
Chad Johannesen

Performance Review

I Want My MTV

Belladonna at Theatre X

The Tricklock Company deserves its stellar reputation. In show after show, they’ve gone way beyond the call of duty. For years, stuffed inside that sardine-can theater in that pathetic strip mall on Washington, they made magic seem as simple as chewing gum, and their regular tours brought that magic to audiences worldwide.

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Book Review

Dirty Blonde

The Diaries of Courtney Love

Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love

She's the lady who took the template of the blond bombshell and knocked her teeth out, put a smoke in her hand and smeared ash on her face—the fearlessly sexual, bombed-out woman in little girl's clothes. Sure, Courtney Love's anti-autobiography is interesting. But is it revealing? As exposed, say, as her uncovered, sweaty breast on a stage before thousands? The question here really is: What don't you already know about Love?

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Book Review

Her Own Life

The Journals of Joyce Carol Oates, 1973-1982

The Journals of Joyce Carol Oates, 1973-1982

She has been a famous American starlet, a murderer and a senator. She has also been a lawyer, a religious zealot and a 16-year-old girl. In fact, with more than 1,000 stories and 100 books to her name, Joyce Carol Oates must have created at least 10,000 characters by now—enough to fill a small town. Enter any bookstore and you can spy this place in the distance, twinkling darkly, her other America.

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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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Sharing Refuge

PhotoVoice

Refugee students discuss and showcase their personal histories through photography.
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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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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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