You've heard a similar premise before: A futuristic company implants its employees with a device that lulls them into naive contentedness. The Big Brother machine is running smooth, but a kink arises in the form of a young hero who yearns for a more human reality (insert Hunger Games, Artificial Intelligence, Matrix reference). Now set that same scenario to a balls-out rock concert. F8 is the first original musical written and performed by Blackout Theatre. Lending to the score and show is a collection of local rockers, including Red Light Cameras, whose singer Amanda Machon takes on the lead role. The two-week run opens tonight at VSA North Fourth Art Center (4904 Fourth Street NW), and it may just help wean you off your Katniss Everdeen obsession.
Inside the Invasion
Blackout Theatre Company's new chapter of Quarantine
Beyond the Shadows
Friday, Jul 1: Beyond the Shadows
Night of the Interactive Theater
Blackout Theatre puts guests in the thick of the zombie apocalypse
She’s Got a Moch
Shit Burqueñas say
Blackout Theatre Company’s All Sick Burque Speaktionary
Ask the chick from "Shit BurqueÃ±os Say"
Lynette, newly crowned Burque culture queen, has all kinds of shit to say. She's going to say it in our paper.
So, like, what do you want to know?
Shit Burqueños Say: The Return!
Since I’m from New Mexico all my life, some of these jokes don’t make sense to me. While watching part two, I was thinking to myself, “Mountain? Button? Why’s that in there?” My sister had a similar reaction. She did not understand what was funny about the “Coke” thing in the first one, because that’s what she calls soda pop. Someone had to explain it to her.
It’s great someone’s documenting this stuff. Albuquerque is a special place.
Shit Burqueños Say
You don’t even know.
Siiiick work from the Blackout Theatre company.
A Christmas Carol at VSA North Fourth Art Center
Blackout Theatre’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic pits a group of strangers in a St. Louis train station, waiting to be whisked away for the holidays. Delays ensue, and the motley group turns a bad situation into theatrics. Writer Christie Chisholm reviewed it in this week’s arts section. “Blackout’s version is marvelous,” she writes, “whimsical yet dramatic with fine acting, haunting live music and some wonderfully creative puppetry. The kids will love it, but more importantly, you will probably love it, too.” Tonight’s show is at 8 p.m. There are also performances Saturday and Sunday.
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.