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 Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2011 
Candelaria and BriseƱo work out some issues.

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A Ranch Named Desire

Play details relationship between Tennessee Williams and lover Pancho Rodriguez

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“He was a very prolific character,” says Santiago Candelaria, who plays Williams in Rancho Pancho, a play by Gregg Barrios. “Not only in his writing but just in his way of being, how he moved through what he did.” The play, presented by Camino Real Productions, and running at the National Hispanic Cultural Center through Aug. 7, explores the relationship between Williams and one of his partners, Pancho Rodriguez. “He was a compulsive worker and it sort of shows up in everything he did,” Candelaria says. “He worked compulsively, he drank compulsively, he smoked compulsively, he took pills compulsively, he had sex compulsively.”
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Book Review

Shout at the Devil

A Cajun-flavored sampling of things that go bump in the night

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When you think about it, post-Katrina Louisiana creates the perfect setting for a horror tale. Storm-ravaged bayous and flooded levees—along with an already prevalent culture of the supernatural—certainly make the environs of the Deep South ripe for an ill-intentioned bogeyman or two. So sets the scene for local author Ania Ahlborn's first novel, Seed, which takes the hot-ticket items of demonic possession and sinister children and tosses them into a musty, kudzu-covered Southern Gothic blender.

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Untitled piece by Nani Chacon

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A Little Bit Spicy

Two artists paint women of the Southwest

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Marie Sena’s and Nani Chacon’s art show, Picosa, puts women in the fore: The overall theme of the show is women of the Southwest. “We’re in such a unique cultural climate,” Chacon says. “We felt like that was something that needed to be celebrated and pushed to the forefront of what we’re doing—not just that we’re going to depict beautiful women, but the beautiful women of our surroundings.”
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Mum's the Word

Mummenschanz: you&me

By Rini Grammer
The world-renowned mime group performs a witty and wordless performance that explores human communication with only body language and props.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Realease the Funk!

Afriquerque

By August March
Rodey Bowe performs his favorite funky jams traversing the spectrum from R&B to jazz to funk.
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Gunning for a Good Time

Bonnie and Clyde: A New Musical

By Joshua Lee
An exciting and mischievous new experience on the classice rebel love story.
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courtesy of Aureole Photography

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The Painted Lady Sent Me …

Sophia's Speakeasy

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
A rotating curated cast of local and traveling burlesque entertainers perform to live music from Silver String Jazz Quartet.
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New Stages

Confess and Conspire

By Maggie Grimason
Count Harry Kessler and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer are kidnapped by two sisters who, rather than uncovering a plot to kill Hitler, provoke confessions of sexual identity, desire and murder.
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Boom Boom Clap

STOMP

By Valerie Serna
The troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments like matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
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