The Cell Theatre

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V.21 No.12 | 3/22/2012

Alibi Picks

Let's Do the Time Warp Again

If you don't have that song (and those steps) permanently on repeat in the deepest recesses of your mind, you don't frequent enough midnight showings of <I>The Rocky Horror Picture Show</I>. Rocky Horror New Mexico plans to get the state singing along on Saturday night at The Cell Theatre (700 First Street NW). For $10 ($15 if you want a prop bag; nonstop plane tickets to transsexual Transylvania are extra), watch the 1975 cult classic the way it was meant to be seen in all its cross-dressing and audience-participating glory. Tickets sell out quickly, so get yours by visiting

V.19 No.51 | 12/23/2010
Marc Maron recording
courtesy of Marc Maron


Who Is Marc Maron?

Comic returns to his hometown for one stand-up night

Marc Maron isn’t famous, but he should be. The stand-up comedian and ex-Albuquerquean has appeared on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” three-dozen times and “The Late Show With David Letterman” four times, and he’s had two of his own half-hour specials on Comedy Central. He was one of the voices behind the now-defunct “Morning Sedition” radio show on Air America. Plus, he was the irate promoter in Almost Famous (an appropriate title for Maron) who orders his minions to “Lock the gates!” on the protagonists’ hurtling tour bus.

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V.19 No.48 | 12/2/2010

Culture Shock

Me Promise to Read David Sedaris One Day

Confession: I’ve never read a David Sedaris book. But a lot of people love the guy, and so the good folks down at The Cell Theatre (700 First Street NW) are putting on The Santaland Diaries, based on the writings of Sedaris. The play documents the wacky, true adventures of Crumpet the Elf, the character Sedaris played while working at a Christmas display inside Macy’s, apparently a menial job he held before becoming a pre-eminent humor writer. Sometimes I’m glad I was just an alcoholic before becoming a professional writer. The production runs Dec. 2 through 19, Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors. The 2 p.m. show on Dec. 5 is pay-what-you-wish.

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