Saturday, September 23, 2023

A preview of upcoming Albuquerque, Santa Fe theatre season

From Lockerbie to London, Aim To Be Entertained


Theater-going Corraleños have much to make them applaud--their proximity to both Albuquerque and Santa Fe and to their local Adobe Theater on 4th St. NW. Opening at the Adobe on September 2 is The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort and directed by Pete Parkin. It is the moving true story of the aftermath of the crash of Pan Am 103 over Scotland due to a terrorist bomb that killed 270 people in 1988.

Coming up at The Adobe Theater: Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, directed by Mario Cabrera, Oct. 14-Nov. 6; and The Drowsy Chaperone, a send-up of the big, Jazz-Age musical, directed by Cy and Jane Hoffman, Dec. 1-18. Cast Photo by Nuwin Photography.

eLite Theatre & Dance has such imaginative programming that seeing a show is like taking a well-deserved vacation and coming back refreshed. This time around they're taking you on a tour of The Jungle Book and here's what they have to say about their interpretation of the story:

Word on the street is that the Wolf Pack has something that Shere Khan wants. Seeonee the she-wolf has rescued a man cub and refuses to give him up. Now it is up to the Wolf Pack to keep him safe. Watch out baby, it's a jungle out there!

Watch for it September 8-8 (Thursdays - Sundays) but tickets are on sale now:

FUSION Theatre Company has just released details of their Fall season:

Sept. 15 - 25 Burning Bright by John Steinbeck; Directed by Jacqueline Reid

Oct. 7 - 16 Grounded by George Brant; Directed by Laurie Thomas

Nov. 10 - 20 The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard; Directed by Robb Sisneros

All performances will be held at FUSION in their new, spacious 708 performance space. Season tickets and individual tickets available at (Available soon!)

January 2020, GARY: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac. Foreground: Bruce Holmes. Courtesy of FUSION Theatre Company.

The Vortex Theatre is asking for directors' submissions so they're not ready to lay out their season for us just yet. We are sure their choices will live up to their motto: "Classic Contemporary. Cutting-edge." But you can still catch them for free at Veterans' Memorial Park in As You Like It and King Lear, this year's offerings in their Shakespeare Festival.

Flower and Bone Productions is doing a one-woman show about Georgia O'Keeffe on Sept. 9-11 at Rodey Theatre, written and updated by Lucinda McDermott, who plays O'Keeffe.

West End Productions doesn't start their season at North 4th Art Center until January 13, but tickets are on sale now at a vastly discounted price for The Dresser by Ronald Harwood, directed by Colleen Neary McClure.The stars are well-known local actors Peter S. Kierst and Keith Allen West. Get them while they're hot:

Santa Fe Playhouse is in the midst of their Fiesta Melodrama, a terrific send-up of the Powers That Be in Santa Fe. Catch it Aug. 25-Sept. 18. And then buy tickets for their Centennial Season (Congratulations!).

Ironweed Productions takes on "Power and Revenge: Two Players Explore Euripedes' Bacchae," with Artistic Director Scott Harrison and Dmetrius Conley-Williams, part of Summer Santa Fe Shakespeare. Two nights only so don't delay: Aug. 25-26.


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