THE SHADOW BOX and The Hard Road Trio Set for Black Box Theatre, 5/9-11 & 5/17


Las Cruces High School presents "The Shadow Box" written by Michael Cristofer and directed by Charles Le Cocq runs May 9 - 11 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The performances are Thursday - Saturday, May 9 - 11 at 7:00 p.m.

This beautifully crafted drama, which premiered on Broadway in 1977, takes place over a 24-hour period in three separate vacation cabins on the grounds of a large hospital in the United States. Staying in the cabins are three hospital patients and their families. The patients have reached the end of their treatments and have agreed to be interviewed by a psychiatrist.

The play, written by actor Michael Cristofer, won the 1977 Tony award for Best Play and also won a 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. "Shadow Box seems to work in both senses of its definition in this play...The cottages are the boxes into which the audience views the characters boxing with death and care of the dying" (Martin Kohn).

The production stars Melissa Cosse (Maggie); Charles Lecocq (Joe), Jordan Cosse (Joe), Vlad Sevostianov (Brian) Joseph Ortiz (Mark), Jenna Andrews (Beverly); Adrienne Leyva (Felicity), Agnes: Taylor Rey (Agnes) and Cody Slater (Interviewer). Costumes are by Kaitlyn Langston and the Assistant Directors: Kate Wolf and Brittany Gordon. Isac Quezada is the Understudy.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 general admission. For more information, call 575-639-0511. For reservations call the Black Box Theatre (575) 523-1223.

Later this month, The Hard Road Trio performs at the Black Box Theatre on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. The Hard Road Trio plays an original Southwestern acoustic blend of American and Bluegrass music from the wide-open spaces of New Mexico. Tickets are $12.00 in advance and can be purchased at Hubbards Music, 108 Wyatt Drive (575)-526-8884. Tickets are $15.00 at the door and the doors open at 7:00 p.m. For more information call (575) 649-1595.

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