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 Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2007 
The Mother Road Theatre Company and Everett the VW

Culture Shock

By Tom Gibbons

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

By Steven Robert Allen

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

Review by Marisa Demarco

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

Review by John Freeman

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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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jul 28)

Y'all City Slickers Listen Up

Edgewood Music and Arts Fest

By Megan Reneau
Sunset Chuckwagon barbecue, Western swing music, raptor show and wildlife zoo.
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