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V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
Abe Jallad and Lauren Myers in   Reasons to Be Pretty
Elizabeth Dwyer Sandlin

Performance Preview

Who You Callin’ Regular?

Duke City Rep offers reasons to be pretty

Playwright Neil LaBute is known for his unflinching, cynical plays that feature characters at their worst, often worthy of audience disgust. He is also regarded for his rapid-fire, true-to-life dialogue that has actors talking over one another and cutting off each other’s lines. Duke City Reparatory Theatre’s production of reasons to be pretty has both of these elements. But Amelia Ampuero, the director of the play, says this LaBute script is much more palatable than some of his other material.

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V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
Christina Bouajila in   Incantations From the Lady with the Alligator Purse
courtesy of the artist

Festival Preview

Flying Solo

Courageous performers take the stage without parachutes

The theater folks at The Filling Station are giving you a lot of ones. Solo shows, that is. The third annual Solofest showcases works by single performers, both tested and brand-new. These risky lone wolves are onstage with no one to share the limelight (or the blame, if things go haywire). Pieces range from autobiographies to complete fiction. Elements being investigated include women’s empowerment, a park ranger’s lecture, an uncensored Marie Antoinette and too many more to name. Complete descriptions can be found at fillingstationabq.com. Show your support over the next two weekends.

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