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V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
Sigmund Freud

Performance Review

Freud vs. C.S. Lewis

Fusion Theatre Company tackles weighty philosophical questions

Fusion Theatre Company tackles a theoretical debate between atheist Freud and Christian C.S. Lewis.
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Arts

Freud’s Last Session in Albuquerque tonight and tomorrow

Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud

What would happen if Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis sat down to debate? A play put on by the Fusion Theatre Company asks just that. It will be in Albuquerque tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE). Then, it moves onto The Lensic Theater in Santa Fe (211 West San Francisco). Alibi theater critic Leigh Hile’s got the scoop.

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C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis
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Arts

Life in a box

Tyler Shoemake (left) and Stephen Armijo
Scrap Productions
Tyler Shoemake (left) and Stephen Armijo

Tom Stoppard’s existential masterwork Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is in its last weekend at Theatre X (in the basement of UNM’s Center for the Arts). Alibi theater critic Leigh Hile reviewed the ambitious production.

V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012
Tyler Shoemake (left) and Stephen Armijo
Scrap Productions

Performance Review

Major-Minor Doom

Bit characters from Hamlet wander to their demise at Theatre X

This is no spoiler: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.” An ambassador from England announces this at the end of Hamlet and this masterpiece from Tom Stoppard. Anyone who is familiar with Hamlet or has even read the title of Stoppard's classic absurdist drama has a pretty good idea of where they play's action is headed. Even the protagonists, at various turns in the story, know they're going to die, though they either forget or willfully ignore the information upon receiving it every time.

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V.21 No.43 | 10/25/2012
John Wylie as the president's chief of staff; Georgette Reeves as speechwriter; Matt Heath as the inept U.S. President Charles P. Smith
Alan Mitchell Photography

Performance Review

An Empty November

Vortex’s solid cast props up madcap plotline

The premise may sound familiar as our real presidential election approaches, but this piece written by David Mamet is so absurd and pointless that it fails to connect to anything bearing resemblance to reality.

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V.21 No.42 | 10/18/2012
Stephanie Grilo and Frank Green
Rick Galli

Performance Review

The World Beyond the Portal

Fantasy journey is cloaked in mystery

Duke City Repertory Theatre embarks on a fantasy journey cloaked in mystery

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V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
Tim Kupjack as Burt Dinwitty
Mike Lash

Performance Review

Eclipse of the Heart

An ambitious and haunting play falls flat

Southwest Rural Theatre Project takes on a challenging and atmospheric musical.

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Arts

Classics hit stages around town this weekend

Metamorphoses   at Theatre X
Metamorphoses at Theatre X

Timeless themes dominate theatre offerings in Albuquerque over the next couple of days. Theatre X hosts Metamorphoses, the Adobe’s got Pride and Prejudice, and Vortex has Death of a Salesman.

Arts

The Killer Angels’ last weekend

William David Johnson (left) and Justin Tade
John Maio Photography
William David Johnson (left) and Justin Tade

House theatre reviewer Leigh Hile digs into the sprawling historical dramatization of the Battle of Gettysburg. The play is perfect for history buffs, Hile writes, and will be at The Filling Station through Sunday.

The Killer Angels

Runs through Sept. 30

Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.

Saturday at 6 p.m.

Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Filling Station

1024 Fourth Street SW

Tickets: $18 general admission, $12 students and seniors, $10 for all Thursday shows

243-0596, motherroad.org

V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
William David Johnson (left) and Justin Tade
John Maio Photography

Performance Review

Turning Point

Mother Road brings the Battle of Gettysburg to life

Featuring a cast of almost 30 characters representing real historical figures, The Killer Angels attempts to dramatize the events surrounding the Civil War’s pivotal Battle of Gettysburg

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Arts

Fusion in Santa Fe tonight

From left: Joanne Camp, Paul Blott and Laurie Thomas
From left: Joanne Camp, Paul Blott and Laurie Thomas

Fusion Theatre Company’s venturing beyond its home venueThe Cell in Albuquerqueto perform Other Desert Cities for our neighbors to the north this evening at The Lensic. Alibi reviewer Leigh Hile gave the production high praise, saying the acting is some of the finest she’s seen in the 505.

V.21 No.38 | 9/20/2012
From left: Joanne Camp, Paul Blott and Laurie Thomas

Performance Review

Motherly Love

Great acting from Fusion Theatre Company probes familial bonds

From the first rise of the curtain, expect to be captivated by Other Desert Cities. The new play by New York playwright Jon Robin Baitz wastes no time drawing the audience in.

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V.21 No.37 | 9/13/2012
Taunya Crilly and Peter Alden in   The Sleeper
Alan Mitchell

Performance Review

Shuteye

Aux Dog production criticizes America’s blinding fear

This isn’t a play about scary terrorists. It’s a play about scary patriots.

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Alibi Picks

3-2-1 Blackout!

If you like laughs and day trip adventures, head north to Teatro Paraguas Studio for Blackout Theatre’s new show <I>Let’s Blackout in Santa Fe (and call it sketch comedy)</I>. The ensemble will whip out audience favorites from the past couple of years, plus new material and outrageous video sketches. Musical guests Ericka Olvera and Lauren Poole join the giggle-fest. The performances are Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 9:30 p.m., so you have time to get a few Margaritas beforehandalways makes it easier to blackout.

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