Sketch troupe Comedy? (pronounced “comedy-question-mark” for reasons I don’t pretend to fathom) has been entertaining Duke City audiences for years with their distinctively hilarious brand of long-form improv, games and sketch comedy. Now they offer A Toast to the city, a newly birthed multimedia show brandishing just about every formidable talent their seven wacky members possess. From skits to songs to unrelenting tomfoolery, Comedy? promises homegrown, off-kilter hilarity in the vein of “Key & Peele,” “SNL” and “Arrested Development.” Breaking away from Comedy?’s Downtown roots, A Toast opens at Aux Dog Theatre (3011 Monte Vista NE) in Nob Hill tomorrow at 7pm. Tickets are $10 at auxdog.com or by calling 254-7716, or $12 at the door. The show runs Fridays at 7pm and Saturdays at 8pm through July 26. Aux Dog Theatre • Fri Jul 11 • 7-8pm • $10-$12 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill is proud to present the Southwest Premiere of the Tony Award nominated Best Play, VENUS IN FUR by David Ives through March 31st. The production is directed by Kristine Holtvedt, head of the Acting Program at Purdue University. One of the hottest properties Off and On Broadway for the past three years, VENUS IN FUR was hailed by The New York Times as "seriously smart and very funny." Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill is among the theatres that have been given the rights to produce this acclaimed work in its first round of regional productions. VENUS IN FUR is a naughty sort of comedy, one that has a slightly kinky, dangerous flair but with a flip side that's elegant, erotic and infused with sexual heat. The play is also a tour-de-force for the two actors who play several characters and switch gender roles. The play chronicles the adventures of Thomas and Vanda (played by Sheridan Johnson & Brennan Foster). Thomas is a frustrated playwright/director; Vanda is an actress. And when Vanda arrives at an audition, the pair find themselves catapulted into a full-blown wrangle of gender-play and role-switching that underscores the act of power play between the sexes. Call 254-7716 for tickets or buy them online at auxdog.com. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm, and tickets run between $10 and $18. Aux Dog Theatre • Fri Mar 22 • 8 pm • $10-$18 • View on Alibi calendar
The Dolls have been making a name for themselves since 1996 with their original material and drag-tastic interpretations. They're purported to be the crème de la crème of the Albuquerque drag scene. So it was a surprise and a disappointment to find their latest offering, Miss Mary Christmas, a bit of a mess.
On the fourth Saturday of each month through October, Time Warp again and again at the Aux Dog Theatre (3011 Monte Vista NE) with performance group Rocky Horror New Mexico. Show up at 10:30 p.m. and get to know the cast and the audience—that's you!—and belt out all of the reactionary lines and tunes that are permanently etched on your vocal cords. Be sure to wear proper beach and poolside attire (there are myriad bodies of water in Transexual Transylvania) during this month's "Beach Party" theme. Tickets can be had by visiting auxdog.com. (Adam Fox)
The Dolls have returned with a new batch of witty and raunchy one-liners, mimed sex scenes and subversive political commentary. But this time, they're doing it to the tune of Candace Bushnell's landmark HBO show.