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V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
In the lap of suffering: Colleen McClure as Katherine and Asher Corbin as Bud

Theater Review

Sonless Mothers

Powerful drama examines what divides and unites us

Aux Dog brings Tony-winning playwright Terrance McNally’s captivating drama to the stage.
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V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015
“Engrossing” in more ways than one: Grey Blanco as Uncle Peck and Sarah Lopez as Li'l Bit
Gerome Olona

Stage Whispers

Staged seduction

Take yourself out for some live theater with new dramas from UNM’s experimental Theatre X and Albuquerque Little Theatre.
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015
Simpsons family: Lisa, Marge Homer and Bart  (L to R: Alissa Hall, Hannah Guzman, Patrick Maes, Jessica Osbourne)
photos by Janelle Ciaccio

Theater Review

D’oh! The Apocalypse Will Be Much Weirder Than You Think

Storytelling and “The Simpsons” drive experimental play

Mmm, unclassifiably bizarre. Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play imagines “The Simpsons” as the cornerstone of a new civilization.
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V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014
From left to right: Juliana Gorena (plays Rosita), Joel Garcia  (plays Luis), Sonya Tijerina (plays Cecilia), Michelle Perez (plays Ana), Roberto Morales (plays El Duende)
photos by Adolphe Pierre-Louis

Theater Preview

In Search of Voices for the Voiceless

A child, alone, leaving a war-torn country. La Llorona as ally. Dark social elements combine with humor and magical realism to evoke a modern fairy tale in ¡Bocón!
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V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Free wishes? What could go wrong?
Caroline Graham

Stage Whispers

Careful what you wish for

Lit adaptations featuring life’s delicious complexity hit the stage with The Monkey’s Paw and The Member of the Wedding.
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
Alcazar (Bryan Andrew Lambe) and Lord Edgar (Garrick Milo)
photos by Alan Mitchell

Theater Review

Gothic Rompings Charm in The Mystery of Irma Vep

Effervescent and flagrant, The Mystery of Irma Vep draws on Wuthering Heights, Edgar Allan Poe and Rebecca—but is lewder and funnier.
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V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Anne Cooper’s “a soft whirling drunk a scattering of leaves,” tissue paper, leaf, vellum, cotton thread, bamboo, graphite
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Culture Shock

Haiku in a paper sash

This week’s dose of local culture gives us an unusual fusion of paper art and haiku, dry produce artified and a one-man play celebrating the great conservationist Aldo Leopold.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014

Idiot Box

Historical Drama is the Bomb

“Manhattan” on WGN

WGN explores the history of New Mexico’s “secret city,” Los Alamos, in the explosive new drama “Manhattan.”
V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
More fun indeed
Billy McCall

Culture Shock

The nekkid eye

Journey into the exposed heart of Burque’s artworld with a celebration of the body, a drama about family and poetry to scare zealous patriots.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014

Idiot Box

Rated “Aaaahr”

“Crossbones” on NBC

John Malkovich steals the show as pirate king Blackbeard in NBC’s crazy “Crossbones.”
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014

Idiot Box

Staff Infection

“The Night Shift” on NBC

NBC’s new doctor drama “The Night Shift” takes the environmentally friendly route, recycling old TV cliches for summer viewing.
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
Actors Neil Faulconbridge, Benjamin Liberman and Harry Zimmerman have a word or two …

Stage Whispers

In a Biblical sense

The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), Sticky Rice and An Operatic Trilogy For Families present theatergoers with a slew of entertainment options.
V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
Shining lives from left to right: actors Katie Becker Colòn, Amelia Ampuero and Wendy Scott
Rick Galli

Arts Theater Preview

Radiant Dreams

These Shining Lives, by award-winning playwright Melanie Marlich, tells the story of women employed to apply radioactive paint to watch dials in 1920s Chicago.
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Love ain’t easy—just ask Molly Bloom (Sheridan Johnson) or Leopold Bloom (Brennan Foster).
Photos by Russell Maynor

Art Theater Preview

Sometimes Poison Is the Only Cure

Gibraltar stages edgy relationship at the heart of Joyce’s Ulysses

Gibraltar follows Molly and Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day in Dublin. With their marriage on the rocks, Leopold is willing to try anything to rekindle the passion, even allow Molly to hook up with her overbearing concert manager Hugh “Blazes” Boylan.
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V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014
Juno and the Paycock’s Phil Shortell as Captain Jack and Shangreaux LaGrave as Joxer
Photos by Alan Mitchell Photography

Arts Feature

A Terrible State of Chaos

Laughter lands admidst tragedy at the Southwest Irish Theater Festival

In Juno and the Paycock, great storytelling, social commentary and lyrical language elevate a seriocomic classic of Irish theater.
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