The Fusion Theatre Company's latest project is a new production of Henrik Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler, using a contemporary translation by Doug Hughes. Jacqueline Reid will play the title role, which is one of the most complex and profound female characters ever created. She'll be supported by a cast made up of some of Albuquerque's best theatrical talent, under the direction of Joe Feldman.
The Beat Goes On
The Gathering of Nations at the Pit
It's touted as the single largest annual gathering of Native Americans on Earth, and it happens right here in Albuquerque. The Gathering of Nations powwow is currently in its 22nd year, and if you haven't yet witnessed the spectacle of more than 3,000 American Indian musicians and dancers making UNM's Pit Arena tremble under the force of Native feet, drums and vocal chords, then do yourself a favor and check it out this week. You'll never see or hear anything else like it.
Opportunities like this don't come along every day. From Thursday, April 28, through Saturday, April 30, Nii Tettey Tetteh and the Kusun Ensemble will present a series of workshops on traditional West African drumming and dance at Out ch'Yonda (929 Fourth Street SW). Kusun will then give a performance on Sunday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. For information about times, prices and other details, call 385-5634.
Writer and actor Rick Najera created Latinologues as a service to the Latino community, but the show is really for anyone who wants to gain a greater insight into Latino life in the United States. This live performance consists of comedic monologues delivered by a rotating cast of talented performers. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 to $37.50, available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 883-7800.
Live Fast, Die Young
Neal Cassady: Collected Letters, 1944-1967
Watch the NBA on television, and you can see the ghost of every pickup game the stars ever played. To put it another way: The moves that make it to the pros are not always invented, but borrowed, or stolen, from playground legends who didn't, or couldn't, rise to the big leagues.
2nd Annual NM Record Show
Did you know that legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke—who plays on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30pm at Santa Fe's Lensic Theater—came up in Athens, Ga., home to rockers like Pylon, R.E.M. and The B-52's? There's one heck of a scene in that little Georgia college town, and Kottke offers further proof of that community's history of musical durability. Dude can also play like the dickens or angelically, which adds to this fine finger picker's cred with audiences and critics. From his debut, 12-String Blues through major label releases like 1972's Greenhouse and well beyond, Kottke has demonstrated rare sensitivity and a technique that is mesmerizing to hear in concert. Do yourself a solid and check this master out. This all-ages AMP production runs $34, $39 or $44 (plus service charge) and is practically guaranteed to provide listeners with inspiration in at least six, and as many as twelve, potent, twangy parts.