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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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.
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.
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.
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
Fusion Theatre Company’s venturing beyond its home venue—The Cell in Albuquerque—to 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.
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.
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 beforehand—always makes it easier to blackout.