By Steven Robert Allen
When the Rainbow is Enuf
Following a successful run at the Desert Rose Playhouse, Ntozake Shange's choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, migrates to Out ch'Yonda (929 Fourth Street SW) this week. You don't know what a choreopoem is? Don't feel too bad—you aren't alone. In this case, a choreopoem is a chain of performed poems recited by nameless women identified only by colors. Shange's piece debuted on Broadway back in the ’70s and is consistently praised for its powerful writing and poetic exploration of the lives of black women. The show runs Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 19, at 3:15 p.m. $10 at the door, $2 for Barelas neighbors of the theater. (How cool is that?) Since space is limited, you might want to call 385-5634 to make reservations.
Cradle to Cradle at the UNM Hospital Art Gallery
By Steven Robert Allen
The Alibi's photographer, Xavier Mascareñas, has a natural talent for bringing out the best in kids, a skill as useful as it is rare. He’s put that talent to impressive use in an exhibit that opened last week in the UNM Hospital Art Gallery, of all places. Beginning last Friday, the walls of that gallery will display Xavier's photographs, part of a project to document the move of UNM's old Children's Hospital to the new UNM Children’s Hospital Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion.
Want to Live? Read This.
Review by Thomas Gilchrist
The Zombie Survival Guide
If you happened to pose with any zombies for a picture during the Alibi’s scavenger hunt, you were in grave danger and probably already crossed over into the world of the undead, victim of the dreaded Solanum virus. The undead live among us. They are a plague that could wipe out human civilization if the proper precautions aren’t taken, and people just aren’t prepared to act in an educated, decisive manner.
Twelfth Night: Ducdame Ensemble
By Monica Schmitt
Immersion performance in which audience members follow actors through Meow Wolf, eventually settling in the stage area.
Courtesy of Noah McLaurine
[Tension-Building Music] Opening Reception
By Maggie Grimason
The recent work of Noah McLaurine, featuring photographs of public lands and monuments in New Mexico. Runs through 11/5.
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