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V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
Angels of Light
photo courtesy of The Dolls

Arts Feature

Real Beards, Real Ladies

New play about psychedelic drag legends The Cockettes gets a blessing from a living legend shimself

The Dolls unleash the crazy tale of San Francisco’s lovable drag disasters The Cockettes and their star-studded New York flop.
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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

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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Theater

Dragged From the Darkness

Youthful Van Gogh colors outside the lines in Vincent in Brixton

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.16 | 4/16/2015

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Jo Anne Fredrikson

Culture Shock

Do you believe in ... theater?

Bathe yourself in culture with Bless Me, Ultima, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Robbins and the April Placitas Artists Series.
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

The Addams Family gets a spring in its step with this vibrant musical production that questions conformity and celebrates oddity.
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: April 9, 2015

Test your knowledge of last week’s 505 news with the Alibi pop quiz.
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

A behind-the-scenes look at DelikateSSen, Richard Atkins’ shocking new drama about the legacy of hate.
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V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015
SWRT

House specialty

Blake Driver wrassles with the latest melodrama from SouthWest Rural Theatre Project and a luscious local rendition of Puccini’s La Bohème.
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

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

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.24 No.2 | 1/8/2015
Beau & Aero

Culture Shock

Tricklock treat

A truly dizzying array of awesome performance unleashes at the Tricklock Revolutions Festival, plus a visual whammy from You’re On TV and Wes Naman.
V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014
Paul Ford grouching it up as Scrooge

Stage Whispers

Play by Play

Avail yourself of some sparkling live theater this holiday season

Happy humbug

Get Scrooged, Shrekked, White Trashed and more with great stories told on ABQ stages this holiday season.
V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014
You know it’s a bad day when your imaginary, superhero alter ego is giving you shit.

Film Review

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Michael Keaton mocks his own backstory in high-flying show biz satire

Michael Keaton mocks his own backstory in heady, high-flying show biz satire Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).
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