mah-jongg


V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
Clockwise from left: Marvin (Ray Orley), Harry (Phil Shortell), Jerry (Scott Claunch) and Sidney (Tim Reardon, seated)
Photos by Richard Atkins

Performance Review

New Country for Old Men

Foreign becomes familiar in Adobe Theater’s Men of Mah Jongg

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.