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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

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Sometimes Poison Is the Only Cure

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

By Christopher C. Guider
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

By Christopher C. Guider
In Juno and the Paycock, great storytelling, social commentary and lyrical language elevate a seriocomic classic of Irish theater.
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V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
Why so unhappy, attractive French people?

Film Review

The Past

Emotional French drama explores the secrets and lies of one very troubled family

By Devin D. O’Leary
The Past is an incredibly subtle movie. Everything is played in low-key, soft voice. Very little is explicit. Mostly because none of these people wants to talk about anything that’s happening. Or has happened.

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V.22 No.46 | 11/14/2013
It’s love at first glare.

Film Review

Blue Is the Warmest Color

I was a teenage lesbian, and all I got was this heartbreaking movie

By Devin D. O’Leary
Depending on which way the wind blows, Blue Is the Warmest Color is either brilliant and groundbreaking or false and perverted. Honestly it’s all of that and more.

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Hannah Kauffmann-Banks, Dodie Montgomery and Katy Houska
Joanna Furgal

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Frozen Loss Envisioned Afresh

Tricklock takes on Black River Falling

By Genevieve Mueller
Created and written through ensemble work by the Tricklock Company, Black River Falling is set in the home of four sisters during one of the worst snowstorms in 1890s Wisconsin.
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V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013

Stage Whispers

Upward mobility

From dance in the air to down-home drama, Stage Whispers highlights performance arts worth watching.
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V.22 No.37 | 9/12/2013

Twain mocks art from grave

Let’s hear it for the old dead dudes of drama in these three hilarious Albuquerque comedies.
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Theater

Did Someone Say Yearlong Party?

Tricklock Company’s got a lot to celebrate

Tricklock Company’s gearing up to launch their 20th season.
courtesy of Tricklock Company
Tricklock Company’s gearing up to launch their 20th season.

From Budapest to Seattle, Los Angeles to Belgrade, Edinburgh to Vancouver, Canada, Tricklock Company has planted their theatrical seed. More importantly, they’ve been a big player in the Albuquerque scene. As a local nonprofit, Tricklock has not only produced many original plays, talented actors, directors and musical scores, but was the first resident company in UNM’s Department of Theatre and Dance. After 19 years of hard work, the folks at Tricklock have decided it’s time for a well-earned bash. However, unlike some party invitations that say to leave the drama at home, this is one bash where drama is welcome.

Tricklock kicks off its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 31 with a free performance at the Tricklock Performance Factory (110 Gold SW) that borrows from the company’s past shows. The short performance is an amalgamation of old and new, incorporating performances from current and founding members. Featuring slide shows, memorabilia and intertextual references, Tricklock merrily puns on its own history. A new, original score also accompanies this eclectic blend of multimedia and theater. However, it doesn’t end there. Afterwards, join the crew for toasts and general merriment as they continue the celebration at neighboring ArtBar (119 Gold SW), a bar that donates their profits to the arts.

The bash marks the beginning of a yearlong celebration that debuts Tricklock’s brand-spankin’ new ticket subsidies program. With help from the McCune Charitable Foundation, they will reserve a percentage of seats at every performance for the coming year. These seats will be offered to local non-profit and low-income communities, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Organizations like YDI, Big Brothers Big Sisters and many others can benefit from the reduced ticket prices.

Tricklock’s anniversary will also be followed by a month of solo performances. September will open with Juli Hendren’s Rot (Sept. 5 through 8), followed by Elsa Menéndez’ Cloud Cover, or Conversations with Harry (Sept. 12 through 14) and close with Kevin R. Elder’s Knit (Sept. 19 through 21). Whether you can take advantage of discounted seats, are an aspiring thespian or just wanna party, Tricklock’s bash will be a welcome change to your Saturday night. If you’ve ever spent much time around theater people, you may know how these kinds of celebrations can be almost too good of a time. Happy anniversary, Tricklock!

Tricklock Company’s 20th Anniversary
Celebration and Season Launch Party

Saturday, Aug. 31, 8pm

The Tricklock Performance Laboratory
110 Gold SW
254-8393, tricklock.com

ArtBar by Catalyst Club
119 Gold SW
catalystclubnm.org
V.22 No.30 | 7/25/2013

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Truths Found in Dreams

The cryptic origins of Secret Things

By Holly Von Winckel
Crypto-Jews of New Mexico, wherefore art thou? After more than 500 years, it’s easy to lose the threads from which a faith was once woven. Elaine Romero’s Secret Things picks them up again.
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V.22 No.20 | 5/16/2013

Submission City

Opportunities for visual artists, fiber freaks and Native playwrights

By Lisa Barrow
Decorate a bowling pin for charity, get a scholarship to study your fiber arts passion or get your play produced.

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