Feb 9 - 15, 2006 

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

Anna in the Tropics—Teatro Nuevo México will stage a new production of Nilo Cruz' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics at the National Hispanic Cultural Center this Thursday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, Feb. 12. The play is set in 1929 in a Cuban-American cigar factory in Florida, where readers are hired to entertain workers while they roll the cigars by hand. When a reader begins reading Anna Karenina out loud a volatile conflict flames up among the laborers. Michael D. Blum directs this production. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15, $20, $25. ($5 discount for students.) 883-7800.

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Caroline Moorehead

Author Interview

Human Cargo

An interview with Caroline Moorehead

By John Freeman

Caroline Moorehead, the British author and activist, has spent the last two decades writing about refugees and prisoners, but four years ago she decided she'd had enough of sitting on the sidelines.

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Tricklockers Kerry Morrigan, Byron Laurie, Chad Brummett, Kate Schroeder and Summer Olsson in a rehearsal of   The Glorious &  Bloodthirsty Billy the Kid  .
Kevin R. Elder

Theater News

Movin' On Up

UNM courts the Tricklock Company

By Steven Robert Allen

The Tricklock Company looks more and more like a giant fish stuffed into a tiny bowl. I'm not talking about the troupe's use of our little Burque as a home base when they're not trotting across the globe performing original plays and searching for new acts for their yearly Revolutions International Theatre Festival. I'm talking about that strip-mall theater Tricklock has used for years near Washington and Central—a cool little space, sure, but when I say "little" what I really mean is pint-size. The Alibi's bathroom is almost as big as the performance area.

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