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V.22 No.37 | 9/12/2013

Stage Whispers

Twain mocks art from grave

Let’s hear it for the old dead dudes of drama in these three hilarious Albuquerque comedies.

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V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013

Go ahead, scratch it

Introducing Stage Whispers, your lowdown on the performance arts. This week, the ladies seize the spotlight.

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Theater

Did Someone Say Yearlong Party?

Tricklock Company’s got a lot to celebrate

Tricklock Company’s gearing up to launch their 20th season.
courtesy of Tricklock Company
Tricklock Company’s gearing up to launch their 20th season.

From Budapest to Seattle, Los Angeles to Belgrade, Edinburgh to Vancouver, Canada, Tricklock Company has planted their theatrical seed. More importantly, they’ve been a big player in the Albuquerque scene. As a local nonprofit, Tricklock has not only produced many original plays, talented actors, directors and musical scores, but was the first resident company in UNM’s Department of Theatre and Dance. After 19 years of hard work, the folks at Tricklock have decided it’s time for a well-earned bash. However, unlike some party invitations that say to leave the drama at home, this is one bash where drama is welcome.

Tricklock kicks off its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 31 with a free performance at the Tricklock Performance Factory (110 Gold SW) that borrows from the company’s past shows. The short performance is an amalgamation of old and new, incorporating performances from current and founding members. Featuring slide shows, memorabilia and intertextual references, Tricklock merrily puns on its own history. A new, original score also accompanies this eclectic blend of multimedia and theater. However, it doesn’t end there. Afterwards, join the crew for toasts and general merriment as they continue the celebration at neighboring ArtBar (119 Gold SW), a bar that donates their profits to the arts.

The bash marks the beginning of a yearlong celebration that debuts Tricklock’s brand-spankin’ new ticket subsidies program. With help from the McCune Charitable Foundation, they will reserve a percentage of seats at every performance for the coming year. These seats will be offered to local non-profit and low-income communities, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Organizations like YDI, Big Brothers Big Sisters and many others can benefit from the reduced ticket prices.

Tricklock’s anniversary will also be followed by a month of solo performances. September will open with Juli Hendren’s Rot (Sept. 5 through 8), followed by Elsa Menéndez’ Cloud Cover, or Conversations with Harry (Sept. 12 through 14) and close with Kevin R. Elder’s Knit (Sept. 19 through 21). Whether you can take advantage of discounted seats, are an aspiring thespian or just wanna party, Tricklock’s bash will be a welcome change to your Saturday night. If you’ve ever spent much time around theater people, you may know how these kinds of celebrations can be almost too good of a time. Happy anniversary, Tricklock!

Tricklock Company’s 20th Anniversary
Celebration and Season Launch Party

Saturday, Aug. 31, 8pm

The Tricklock Performance Laboratory
110 Gold SW
254-8393, tricklock.com

ArtBar by Catalyst Club
119 Gold SW
catalystclubnm.org
V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Torben Bjørn Hansen

Art Theater Preview

Leave the Kids at Home, Pearly Sweetcake

Did you know how twisted Shel Silverstein, the author of The Giving Tree, really was? A brand new Albuquerque theater would like to show you.
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V.22 No.32 | 8/8/2013
courtesy of Working Classroom

Art Theater Preview

Is It Real, or Is It Just the American Dream?

Dreamlandia adapts old questions for a new century

Working Classroom brings their own spin to the timeless tale of how we deceive ourselves and others just to get by.
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V.22 No.30 | 7/25/2013

Art Theater Preview

Truths Found in Dreams

The cryptic origins of Secret Things

Crypto-Jews of New Mexico, wherefore art thou? After more than 500 years, it’s easy to lose the threads from which a faith was once woven. Elaine Romero’s Secret Things picks them up again.
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V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
Cast and crew of As You Like It from last year’s Youth Summer Shakespeare Intensive production

Arts Feature

Summertime Theater Dreams

Leigh Hile reports on youth theater, The Vortex and The Bard.
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V.22 No.22 | 5/30/2013
Art Tedesco and Dehron Foster
George Williams

Arts Feature

Springtime for a Hit

A dynamic Producers pleases

Musical mayhem comes to the Albuquerque Little Theatre stage with The Producers
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V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
From left: Sheridan Johnson, an Aux Dog student and Holly Adams
Victoria Liberatori

Arts Feature

Theater Training Ground

Students give Shakespeare full treatment this summer

The Aux Dog Theatre’s youth summer program promises to empower and enlighten students with a range of sophisticated skills.
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V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012
Stenographer Anna Snitkina (played by Jessica Quindlen) cradles Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky (David James).
Daryl Streeter

Performance Review

Humanity and Divinity

Santa Fe playwright infuses love story with dark philosophy

A precocious young stenographer is sent to help the famous Russian author in dire deadline straights.

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dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #270: “Someone, like me, is going to want to kill you someday.”

(This dream was dated 5/3/2002.) I am in a theater before a show. I sit by a guy who flashes a black BB pistol and then another silver one. He fiddles with it and points it at me. It goes off and a BB whizzes through my hair. I disarm him and tell him he can get his guns from the ticket counter after the show. I press my forehead hard against his and I tell him someone, like me, is going to want to kill him someday.

V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012
Mother Road’s band of bearded brothers will take on the Battle of Gettysburg in   The Killer Angels  .
Photo by Julia Thudium

Performance Preview

Killer Rehearsal

Mother Road opens doors to the public in advance of its September production

Taps flowed, pizza was passed around and old friends joked together in the basement of JC’s NYPD pizzeria. As the cast and crew of Mother Road Theatre Company’s upcoming production of The Killer Angels gathered for its first rehearsal, the air hummed. I felt that familiar flutter as the first page of the script turned. Here we go! I thought to myself. This is the best part—the part where the magic of making a play all begins.

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