alibi.com
Alibi Bucks
 Jul 12 - 18, 2012 
Jason Deuter and Leslie Joy Coleman

Theater News

Like Water in the Desert

SouthWest Rural Theatre Project ain’t afraid of small-town drama

By

When Leslie Joy Coleman was an undergrad at New Mexico Highlands University, she had an experience that forever changed her understanding of theatergoing. Her professor arranged for buses to bring students from outlying schools to see You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. “The show was supposed to start in the dark, and the light cue would come on one of the first lines,” Coleman says. “So here we go, we’re going to start the show. Down come the house lights, and as soon as it goes completely dark, all the kids start hootin’ and hollerin’. We tried to start, but you couldn’t hear the first lines over the noise. And standing there in the dark, I thought to myself, They’ve never been exposed to this, so they don’t know.” That's when Coleman, who grew up north of Las Vegas, N.M., realized how little experience rural communities can have with theater.


[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

Book Review

Dark Days in Niceville

Carsten Stroud’s grimly satisfying tale awakens devilish mystery in a sleepy Southern town

Review by

Niceville

Carsten Stroud's Niceville is damn-good poolside reading. And, to be fair, it even makes a go at tackling that whole literary merit thing.


[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

Photo by Eric Tillinghast

EVENT HORIZON ()

The Gravity of the Situation

Þyngdarljóð: Gravity's Poetry

By Maggie Grimason
A series of photographs of Icelandic waterfalls by Eric Tillinghast. Each waterfall is displayed in a light box containing internal mechanics that generate light and sound to simulate surging water.
calendar
Courtesy of the artist

EVENT HORIZON ()

More Jazz, More Stars

Jazz and Blues Under the Stars

By August March
Live blues and jazz with dancing, food and libations.
calendar
Courtesy of Desert Rose Playhouse

EVENT HORIZON ()

Songs to Overthrow the Status Quo To

Beehive: The '60s Musical

By Robin Babb
The ultimate celebration of '60s female empowerment in the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power as told from the perspective of six young women.
calendar

EVENT HORIZON ()

Maria Bamford

The well-known, ground-breaking comic performs live stand-up.
calendar

EVENT HORIZON ()

New Mexico Entertainment's Morning Toons

Wear pajamas, bring a blanket and take part in this Saturday morning event with the family and friends and enjoy cartoons on the big screen. Have some breakfast and enjoy the toons.
calendar

More Arts Events

NEWSLETTERS Great Alibi stories, events and deals delivered to your inbox each week. No fooling!
View desktop version