Albuquerqueâ€™s annual celebration of storytelling featuring stories performed by local storytellers Steven Pla, George Williams, Sarah (Juba) Addison, and visiting storyteller Pete Griffin from Juneau, Alaska.
Jack and Bella Manningham aren't exactly the world's happiest couple. She's psychologically fragile, and he's doing everything he can to convince her she's insane. This includes toying with her perceptions by dimming their house's gaslight—hence the pschological abuse term "gaslighting."Angel Street was written in 1938 by British dramatist Patrick Hamilton. Murder and deception run deep in this mystery directed by Paula Stein, who taught drama at Manzano High School for 25 years. The play runs through July 29 at the Adobe Theater.
Foreign becomes familiar in Adobe Theater’s Men of Mah Jongg
By Christie Chisholm
Richard Atkins has been bugging the Alibi for months to see his show. Atkins is like a one-man band of the theater world, with a hand in playwriting and another in acting while his feet flit between directing and composing. Atkins was so persistent in his requests for our attendance that we actually started to get annoyed. But then we submitted. Now we understand why he was so adamant—The Men of Mah Jongg may be one of the best pieces of theater to come out of Albuquerque this year.
Drought can be a formidable opponent as summer approaches in our arid desert clime. On the rare occasion it rains, walking through a torrential downpour can be the next best thing to a dip in the lake. A similar predicament of extended dryness is faced by the characters in N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, a play about love and drought on a ranch in the Depression-era West. It's being staged at the Adobe Theater (9813 Fourth Street NW) under the direction of Daryl Streeter. Check it out tonight at 8 p.m. or tomorrow at 2 p.m., or through its runs which goes till May 20.
Adobe revitalizes N. Richard Nash’s tale of love-thirsty life on the range
By Christie Chisholm
In a dusty Western town, drought plagues the Currys and their Depression-era cattle ranch. There’s the literal drought, of course, which has made the whole burg fidgety for want of a single nimbostratus. Then there’s the one that resides in the heart of Lizzie Curry, who cooks and cleans for her father and two grown brothers.
People get famous for all kinds of stupid reasons. Look no further than Snooki and Kim Kardashian for bewildering proof. It’s human nature, perhaps, to be fascinated by extremes, whether they come in the form of money, personality, emotion or action. This is the concept that fuels John Millington Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World.