Alibi V.20 No.51 • Dec 22-28, 2011 

Culture Shock

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Wino

It makes sense to fashion a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer character off Charles Bukowski. Both pop-cultural archetypes have big red noses (Bukowski from a career of professional alcoholism, Rudy from some sort of unexplained nasal phosphorescence); both were social outcasts before they got famous; they’re both horny—in their own way.

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Pip Lustgarten as Catherine, Julia Thudium as Mary and Wendy Scott as Teresa.
Vic Browder

Performance Review

Sister Act

Mother Road delivers laughs and tears in tale of sibling camaraderie

With only a handful of days left slipping between our fingers until the new year, Mother Road Theatre Company has produced a show that may be the best to come out of Albuquerque in 2011. Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water, directed by Mark Hisler and Vic Browder, is in one great eruption heartbreaking, fantastically funny and absolutely riveting.

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Comfort & Joy

Book Review

Happy Christmas, My Ass

Holiday and 80-proof spirits collide in India Knight’s Comfort & Joy

Comfort & Joy

I was walking the other day when I passed a woman who commanded in my ear that I “Smile!” I ignored her, because I wasn't in the cheeriest of moods. She then brayed like a donkey, “God bless you and have a happy holiday!”

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Where People Aren’t

Nicola López: Haunted

Artist Nicola López will install Haunted in the Albuquerque Museum lobby as part of the annual Visiting Artist program.
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Go Sage Yo’Self!

Go Sage Yo’Self!

Two Worlds NM, a performance art group, is hosting a first Thursday of the month Native and Indigenous actors, poets, dancers, musicians, and comedy artists. These free to watch virtual performances, happening from 6pm to 7:30pm, are meant to bring viewers the best of Native and Indigenous artists of all genres. The Thursday, August 6 featured performers include Rhiana Yazzie (Diné) from the New Native Theater in Minneapolis, Jir Anderson (Cochiti Pueblo) from the JIR PROJECT, Isiah Yazzie (Diné) Native comedian and Christina M. Castro (Jemez Pueblo/Taos Pueblo) actor for Spider Woman Stories/Native comedian. This is a free community event, live on Zoom, with links available by email or on Eventbrite.

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