ABQ Theatre Guild Releases Their March Calendar
The Albuquerque Theatre guild is an umbrella organization of live theatre companies, theater practitioners, and theater lovers dedicated to making the Albuquerque area's rich live-theatre scene better known to both residents and visitors alike. We are happy to act as your usher and guide to the wonderful wealth of entertainment possibilities that greater Albuquerque offers every weekend!
Now thru March 7 | Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2
The Fantasticks - By Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, Talk about a time-proven audience-pleaser! "Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. "The Fantasticks" is the longest-running production of any kind in the world, and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. Info: Sponsored by Landmark Musicals, at N4th Theatre, 4904 Fourth Street NW, 798-9036, www.landmarkmusicals.org. Price: $15, $12 Seniors and Students.
Thru March 7 | Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 6
Waste Her - by Juli Hendren. a thrilling and timely solo piece from Juli Hendren, starts off Tricklock Company's 2010 season. Mousy, shy Jessie has been arrested for alleged eco-terrorism, setting fire to and destroying a ski lodge. Unbeknown to Jessie and the other extremists, there was a janitor still inside a building to which they may have set fire, and they are now also responsible for murder. As the mystery of what Jessie might have done--and why--unfolds, the audience is asked to consider just how far they would go for what they believe in. Info: Tricklock Space, 254-8393, www.tricklock.coM. Price: tickets $15.00, $10 Seniors and Students.
Thru March 7 | Fridays at 7, Saturdays at 2 and 7, Sundays at 2
Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr - A high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It's the zany new 1920's musical that has taken Broadway by storm! Taking place in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It's a New York full of intrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers. Info: Cardboard Playhouse Productions at The Box Performance Space, 114 Gold Ave, SW, 254-8393, www.theboxabq.com Price: $10.
thru March 7 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 6
Medea - by Euripides. Directed by Shepard Sobel. A new production that goes to the very essence of this 2500 year old Greek tragedy and speaks honestly and directoy to a modern audience, providing a deeply moving and thought-provoking theatrical experience. Info: Vortex Theatre, 2004 1/2 Central SE, 247-8600, http://www.vortexabq.org. Price: $15.
thru March 14 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Prelude to a Kiss - by Craig Lucas. A charming and original fantasy comedy about the wonder and confusion of love. Peter and Rita fall in love despite the Rita's pessimistic outlook on life. As they terms with their relationship, a supernatural event happens that tests the boundaries of their love and devotion. Info: Adobe Theatre, 9813 Fourth St. NW, two blocks north of Alameda, 898-9222, www.adobetheater.org. Price: $14, $12 Seniors or Students.
thru March 14 |Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. - Sundays at 2 p.m.
Plaza Suite - by Neil Simon, Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza Hotel in New York. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as mamma yells, "I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!" Info: Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW just south of Old Town, 242-4750, www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org. Price: $22, $20 Seniors and $18 Students.
March 4- March 14 |7:30pm except March 14 at 6:00pm
The Great Negocio - directed by Laurel Butler. A physical comedy/dance-theatre/contemporary c lown commentary on the surrealism and nonsense of American corporate logic. Info: UNM's Department of Theatre and Dance - Theatre X, Main Campus. 277-4332, http://theatre.unm.edu. Price: UNM Ticket offices 925-5858.
March 4 - March 9 | 7pm, March 14 and 13 at 4pm, March 9, 2pm
Partition - by Ira Hauptman. Two geniuses. Two worlds. In 1913, a young Indian mathematical genius is invited to England to work with a Cambridge professor. But as one maddening riddle draws these two men from vastly different cultures together, it also possesses the power to destroy them. Info: Explora Theatre, 1701 Mountain Road NW, 224.8341, www.explora.us Price: $7, $5.50 for members.
March 5 - March 21 | various times
The Diary of Anne Frank - by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman. ABQStages is proud to present the Revised Version of The Diary of Anne Frank --The legendary true-life story of eight people in hiding during World War II, as related by a remarkable young girl, is brought to the stage featuring some of Albuquerque's finest talents. Info: At The Filling Station, 1024 Fourth Street SW, 515-9149, www.abgstages.org. Price: $20 ( Opening Night Benefit for The New Mexico Human Rights Project). $16, $10 children 12-under, ($2 discount for Seniors, Students, ATG members.)
March 7 & March 27 | 1p, 3p
Elizabeth Blackwell-Courage to be First - by Patricia Decker. In 1849 surgery was done without anesthesia, the discovery of antibiotics was nearly a century away and the medical profession was made up entirely of men. That is, until Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to become a medical doctor in the United States. This performance is about the woman who affected both the study of medicine and women's rights. Info: Explora Theatre, 1701 Mountain Road NW, 224.8341, www.explora.us Price: $5.50 for Explora members, $7.00 for non-Explora members.
March 12- March 28 |various
Dark Play or Stories for Boys - by Carlos Murillo. A theatrical stab at an increasingly common topic based on a real-life crime. As the world becomes more and more saturated with the advantages and dangers of the internet, technology's dark side is a place of solace, power, and control. Info: SCRAP Productions at the Auxiliary Dog Theatre, 3011 Monte Vista Blvd NE, 254-7716, www.scrapproductions.org, www.auxdog.org Price: $10, $8 Students
March 11 - 27 I various
Dark Comedy or Sketches for Little Boys. A collaboration between SCRAP Productions and Blackout Theatre Company. A director from Blackout works with a cast of students to create an original sketch comedy and improvisation show. Throughout the process, students take workshops, learn improv and basic sketch writing techniques, and put all these to work creating an all-new, original show. Info: SCRAP Productions and Blackout Theatre Company at the Auxiliary Dog Theatre. http://www.scrapproductions.org/ Price: $7; Thursday, March 11th, is a pay-what-you-can day.
March 12-13 | 8p
El Pintor: Perfiles de Mujer - by Theresa Cardenas. based on Julio Romero de Torres' 1930 painting "La Chiquita Piconera" ("The Little Charcoal Maker"), reflects the inner world of emotions in the artist's "profiles of women." The story of La Chiquita Piconera, as dramatized by three flamenco dancers, is one of love, pain, tragedy, and death. Info: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, Albuquerque Journal Theatre, 1701 Fourth Street, SW, 724-4771, www.nhccnm.org Price: $15-25, NHCC members $5 discount.
March 14 | 3p, 7:30p
Cabaret - by Joe Masteroff, Fred Ebb and John Kander. Set in 1929 Berlin, Cabaret follows Sally Bowles, a young middle-class woman from Chelsea, London. Sally is working as a singer at Berlin's Kit-Kat Club and trying her best to live the thrillingly decadent life the city offers. Cliff Bradshaw, a young American writer, comes into Sally's life, and she soon moves into his room in a boarding house. As widespread political change begins to affect Germany, Sally, now pregnant by Cliff, is still determined to show the world what a good time she is having and that she will not or cannot hear the noises of Nazism around her. Info: Popejoy Hall, UNM Main Campus, 277-8010, http://popejoypresent.coM. Price: $33-$49.
March 19 - March 28 | Fridays and Saturday at 8pm. Sundays at 6pm.
The Headline Zones - by Ka-HOOTZ company members and guest playwrights. Each 10-minute episode (set in New Mexico), is in the style of classic television shows like THE TWILIGHT ZONE, and features Rod Serlingo as your host. He takes you into the paranormal, political and unexplained mysteries of the American Southwest. Info: VSA North Fourth Arts Center, 4904 N. 4th Street, 344-4542, http://www.vsartsnm.org/theater. Price: $15, $10 Students and Seniors.
March 26 - April 18 | Fridays and Saturday at 8, Sundays at 6
The Lion in the Winter - by James Goldman. King Henry II of England has three sons by Eleanor of Aquitaine: Richard, Geoffrey, and John. He wants the kingdom to stay united after his death, but all three sons want to rule and it is likely to be torn apart by revolution. Henry favors the youngest John, while Eleanor favors the eldest, Richard. Middle son Geoffrey hopes to play both ends against each other and come out on top. Henry would like to have another heir by his mistress Alais, but that would only add to the confusion. Uneasy is the head on which the crown lies, and uneasy the truce between a matchless king and queen. Info: Adobe Theatre, 9813 Fourth St. NW, 898-9222, www.adobetheater.org. Price: $14, $12 Seniors and Students.
March 26 - April 25 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 6
Bless Me, Ultima - by Rudolfo Anaya. This story of a young boy and the cuarandera who changes his life is based on Anaya's own experiences growing up in Northern New Mexico. Info: Vortex Theatre, 2004 1/2 Central SE, 247-8600, http://www.vortexabq.org. Price: tickets $15.00, pay what you will, Sunday.
March 7 and March 27 at 1 and 3
Elizabeth Blackwell-Courage to be First - by Patricia Decker. In 1849 surgery was done without anesthesia, the discovery of antibiotics was nearly a century away and the medical profession was made up entirely of men. That is, until Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to become a medical doctor in the United States. This performance is about the woman who affected both the study of medicine and women's rights. Info: Info: Explora Theatre, 1701 Mountain Road NW, 224.8341, www.explora.us Price: Free with general admission to Explora.