2015, The Year That Was

One of my favorite authors, the incomparable Ray Bradbury, once said, “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. Imagination should be the center of your life.” For the better part of 25 years, I have been doing just that – following…… Continue reading 2015, The Year That Was

Why Live Theatre?

It’s an exciting time here in the downtown Las Cruces theater “district.” Even as we roll into the third and final weekend of performances for Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse, at the Black Box Theatre, we are in preparations for the One Act Play Festival, which will be presented at the same time down the street…… Continue reading Why Live Theatre?

Raising the Bard

In 2005, New York actor Denis O’Hare (probably best known for his role as King Russell Edgington on the hit HBO series True Blood) began an unlikely collaboration with fellow thespian Lisa Peterson who, up until that point, had been his director in a handful of successful, low key theatrical productions. The result was a…… Continue reading Raising the Bard

Welcome to the Dollhouse

The re-envisioning of classic works has long been a popular pastime, particularly in the world of theatre. It isn’t every day, however, that one gets the chance to encounter an adaptation of an internationally acclaimed “masterpiece” by a famed international filmmaker. That is exactly what is in store for those who catch No Strings Theatre…… Continue reading Welcome to the Dollhouse

Delving Into A Legend

One of the most fascinating personages of the 20th century was inarguably artist Georgia O’Keeffe, whose approach to creativity revolutionized modern art in the 1920s by introducing emotion to the artistic palette. It was a transformation that can still be felt to this day, particularly in New Mexico, her home for the last three and…… Continue reading Delving Into A Legend

Three Times The Charm

Let me just start out by saying that despite having very eclectic taste in music, over a wide spectrum of styles, I have never been a huge fan of Bluegrass music. I know, I know, it’s traditional and pervasive and a lot of different musical styles borrow from it, I just can’t listen to it…… Continue reading Three Times The Charm

The number you have reached…

It was a small, but appreciative crowd on opening night of Dead Man’s Cell Phone, the latest entry by playwright Sarah Ruhl making its debut via No Strings Theatre Company at the Black Box Theatre April 12. Did they get what they came for? Depends. As Ceil Herman writes in the director’s notes of the…… Continue reading The number you have reached…