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V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
Troublesome women: Penelope's cousin Helen flirts with everyone at the wedding.
Marge Maio

Theater Review

Hang the Maids

Margaret Atwood and Mother Road go airborne to shatter an old epic

By Nora Hickey
Penelope, wife of Odysseus, finally comes into her own in a gorgeous staging of Margaret Atwood’s powerful story by Mother Road Theatre Company.
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Simmering: Vincent (Micah McCoy) and Mrs. Ursula Loyer (Bridget Kelly)

Theater

Dragged From the Darkness

Youthful Van Gogh colors outside the lines in Vincent in Brixton

By Erika Hanson [ Wed Apr 22 2015 4:38 PM ]
An intimate performance of Nicholas Wright’s story about Van Gogh at 22, in a train wreck of a relationship.
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V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
When you’re an Addams: From left, Beth Elliot, Julia Parma, Chris Armijo, Benjamin Smith, Lisette Herrera, Alejandro Ramirez, Robert Johnson
Photos by Cassidy Knight

Theater Review

A New Normal

MTS brings authenticity to America’s most dysfunctional family

By Blake Driver
The Addams Family gets a spring in its step with this vibrant musical production that questions conformity and celebrates oddity.
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V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
From left, Scott Claunch (Yossi Shapiro) and Richard Atkins (David Shapiro)
Photos by George A. Williams

Stage Whispers

Monsters in Our Midst

By Blake Driver
A behind-the-scenes look at DelikateSSen, Richard Atkins’ shocking new drama about the legacy of hate.
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V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Ezra Colón, Merritt Glover, Josh Heard, Willis Miller and Amelia Ampuero
Rick Galli & Lauren Myers

Theater Review

Animal Intelligence

By Blake Driver
The animals of Mr. Jones’ farm—in their “ghastly human drag”—don’t end up with quite the utopia they planned in DCRT’s retelling of this dystopian tale.
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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

By Genevieve Mueller
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

By Nora Hickey
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

By Randyn Charles Bartholomew
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

By Nora Hickey
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

Culture Shock

By Holly von Winckel

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

By Devin D. O’Leary
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

By Lisa Barrow

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

By Devin D. O’Leary
John Malkovich steals the show as pirate king Blackbeard in NBC’s crazy “Crossbones.”
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