Fusion Theatre Company’s venturing beyond its home venue—The Cell in Albuquerque—to perform Other Desert Cities for our neighbors to the north this evening at The Lensic. Alibi reviewer Leigh Hile gave the production high praise, saying the acting is some of the finest she’s seen in the 505.
Great acting from Fusion Theatre Company probes familial bonds
From the first rise of the curtain, expect to be captivated by Other Desert Cities. The new play by New York playwright Jon Robin Baitz wastes no time drawing the audience in.
Aux Dog production criticizes America’s blinding fear
If you like laughs and day trip adventures, head north to Teatro Paraguas Studio for Blackout Theatre’s new show <I>Let’s Blackout in Santa Fe (and call it sketch comedy)</I>. The ensemble will whip out audience favorites from the past couple of years, plus new material and outrageous video sketches. Musical guests Ericka Olvera and Lauren Poole join the giggle-fest. The performances are Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 9:30 p.m., so you have time to get a few Margaritas beforehand—always makes it easier to blackout.
Two solo performers weave one-act stories in Women of Their Word. Actor and public radio host Vivian Nesbitt performs "The Bark & The Tree," about finding identity through legacy. Lynn C. Miller, the creator of several one-woman shows about famous female writers, acts in "Saved by Gertrude Stein." The piece chronicles the creative journey she took while playing Stein. Check the ladies out at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth Street NW,) on May 21 and 22, at 3 p.m.
For the Pirates
Aux Dog Theatre (3011 Monte Vista NE) is presenting an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's <I>Treasure Island</I>. Come on down and see Long John Silver in a "toy theater" version of the classic pirate tale. Opening night is Friday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. but if you get there early, there will be a "spectacular aerial skills performance." Stick around afterward for food and live entertainment. Tickets are $10. The play runs through May 29. For more information, visit auxdog.com.
This Guy Ain’t Right
Mother Road gives catching a movie a run for its money
There's music in the dark. Someone shuffles onto the stage and sits, but a guitar strum cuts through the silence for a long while, almost too long. Uncomfortably long.
Talkin Bout A Revolution
Get a move on, kids. This is the last weekend of the Revolutions International Theatre Festival. And it’s a jewel on Albuquerque’s art crown; don’t miss your chance to witness its sparkly-ness. In case you need a reminder, here’s the agenda for the next few days:
Tonight, Thursday, January 28
8:00 p.m. – Catgut Strung Violin at UNM’s Theatre X – An original work by Albuquerque’s Tricklock Company (Count me in!)
8:00 p.m. – It’s Hell in Here at Nth 4th Theatre – Brought to you by New York’s Abigail Browde Company
Tomorrow, Friday, January 29
8:00 p.m. – One at UNM’s Rodey Theatre – From Edmonton’s RedtoBlue Productions (P.S. – Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, which is a province in Canada. Hey. Just in case.)
10:00 p.m. – Catgut Strung Violin
Last Chance! Saturday, January 30
2:00 p.m. – It’s Hell in Here
6:00 p.m. – One
8:00 p.m. – Catgut Strung Violin
10:30 p.m. – Reptilian Lounge at the Filling Station – Albuquerque’s best (and oldest) late-night cabaret.