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V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012
Miss Mary Christmas 2012

Culture Shock

Infinity Sleigh Bells

Let the holiday season begin! This year December is packed with shows, performances and drag shows and gallery grand openings. Take your pick of trendy events to attend with these suggestions.
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V.20 No.47 | 11/24/2011
David Garver as Elvis


The Age Between Sage and Fool at The Filling Station

In this week’s arts section, writer Christie Chisholm previewed David Garver’s one-man show, The Age Between Sage and Fool. Searching for an identity amidst mid-life crisis, Garver penned the production in which he plays a handful of men with his predicament. Inlcuded are a baseball manager, a spiritual sex guru and an Elvis impersonator working in a retirement home. Garver has interspersed film clips into the production to give him time to transform from one character to the next. The show runs this weekend at The Filling Station (1024 Fourth Street SW), with the first of three performances kicking off this evening at 8 p.m.

V.20 No.44 | 11/3/2011
Scott Sharot (left) and Jeff Silverman in “The Dumb Waiter”
Frank Melcori


Venue change for “The Dumb Waiter”

In our October 20th issue, we ran a preview of director Frank Melcori’s staging of Harold Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter.” The show premiered last weekend at Bébé Café in Old Town, but has since been moved due to complications with a landlord and neighbors, Melcori tells the Alibi. This weekend’s shows will run at The Filling Station (1024 Fourth Street SW) on Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. (as opposed to the previous listing of Friday and Saturday). The larger venue should help accomodate theatergoers who couldn’t get into last week’s sold-out shows. Admission is $10.

V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011
Chad Christensen-Brummett gives Bill Sterchi an earful in   Virtual Reality.
David Sinkus

Performance Review

Virtual Realities

An exceptional pair of plays

Take two of the city’s finest actors, shake them together with an inspired and masterful theater company, slather on a large dollop of Academy Award-winning talent, and the chances you’ll end up with something satisfying and delectable are all but guaranteed. Such is the case with Mother Road Theatre Company’s newest offering, Virtual Reality.

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V.20 No.1 | 1/6/2011

Culture Shock

Revolutions International Theatre Festival 2011 Schedule of Events

So we didn't spend a whole article (at right) listing the times and places for the plethora of cool theater stuff during Revolutions, this week’s Culture Shock space had to pay the ultimate price.

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V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010
“I swear, if this guy asks me to tell him about my mother one more time ... ”
John Maio

Performance Review

This Guy Ain’t Right

Mother Road gives catching a movie a run for its money

There's music in the dark. Someone shuffles onto the stage and sits, but a guitar strum cuts through the silence for a long while, almost too long. Uncomfortably long.

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V.19 No.33 | 8/19/2010
The Duke City Rep brain trust, Director of Marketing Janaiah Tanner, Kristi Wiley, Amelia Ampuero and Frank Green
Elizabeth Dwyer Sandlin

Theater News

A New Company’s IPO

Duke City Rep reaps dividends by building Trust

If all Albuquerque’s a stage, and all Burqueños merely players, then the folks behind Duke City Repertory Theatre are those talented understudies waiting giddily in the wings for their big shot at the spotlight.

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V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010
Ryan Jason Cook performs "Allen" in Solofest 2009.

Performance Preview

Mister Lonely

Local artists do it alone

A cast party for a solo show is basically somebody wearing a little too much eyeliner drinking alone. There’s no one with whom to reminisce about the nice save when one actor forgot his lines or joke about the lead actress’ penchant for hiding props.

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