Alibi V.17 No.40 • Oct 2-8, 2008 
Jim (Tom Schuch, center) recounts a spooky cemetery tale in Conor McPherson's   The Weir.

Culture Shock

Secret Stories

Anyone who's attended UNM or spent time on its campus is familiar with the Center of the Universe. The large sculpture just off the Duck Pond is unmistakable and inspires diverse reactions from those who observe it. Kira Hirschfeld, a UNM fine arts senior, wants to harvest those sentiments for her project, Operation: Center of the Universe. Hirschfeld is asking community members with a story about the Center of the Universe to submit a written or verbal account of their experience by 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. Stories can be e-mailed to yourcenteroftheuniverse@gmail.com, or call 715-2460 if you'd rather give a verbal account. Hirschfeld will use those story seeds to create a performance to be presented at the sculpture in late October. For details, visit operationcenteroftheuniverse.blogspot.com.

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Jim (Tom Schuch, center) recounts a spooky cemetery tale in Conor McPherson's   The Weir.
John Mayo

Performance Review

Next Round’s on Me

The Weir at The Filling Station

A converted automotive garage makes the ideal climate for an Irish pub. Mother Road Theatre Company takes advantage of this character quirk in its theater space, The Filling Station, to perform Conor McPherson's The Weir, which opened on Sept. 19.

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Adam Zagajewski
Jerry Bauer

Poetry Review

Exile’s Manifesto

Eternal Enemies by Adam Zagajewski

Eternal Enemies

From early childhood, Adam Zagajewski has been on the move. Decisions made at the Yalta Conference forced his family out of Lvov, Poland. They left on cattle cars for the grim industrial city of Gilwice, formerly the German town of Gilwitz. To the young poet, growing up in the shambling, destroyed corner of Europe, Lvov became a lost place, a magical city—the architecture of memory itself.

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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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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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