The Singular Talent of Suzan-Lori Parks
"For theater aficionados, “The Red Letter Plays” [IN THE BLOOD] also allow us a chance to consider the extraordinary and elusive talent of Ms. Parks, a dramatist who, like the great Caryl Churchill, seems to reinvent the form with every new offering." ~ Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“...In the Blood extends the scope of its guilt to encompass everyone. That is only appropriate for a play inspired by perhaps the ultimate novel of American guilt, "The Scarlet Letter," Nathaniel Hawthorne’s much-studied tale of the adulterous Hester Prynne of 17th-century New England...In their midst, aglow with a devastating mix of determination and bafflement, is Hester, a Sisyphus of the streets, forever struggling in vain to move upward...Yet she somehow becomes a bona fide latter-day tragic hero, a lower-depths Willy Loman, both running in place and headed for self-destruction." ~ From Ben Brantley's review in THE NEW YORK TIMES
"The complex and provocative story of an unwed mother's struggle to raise her children while holding onto her own belief in love." ~ Playbill
Concurrently with ABQSolo
A UNIQUE, IMMERSIVE THEATRICAL EVENT
The X-Space becomes a gallery for
The WORLD PREMIERE of Mark Dunn’s DIPTYCH
featuring Kathleen Welker and the paintings of SUSAN RODEN
A fascinating story about a mother conducting a gallery tour of her daughter’s paintings and how the paintings provide a geography of their mother/daughter relationship. DIPTYCH was written especially for Aux Dog’s X-Space and is based on Roden’s artwork.
January 11 to 27, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm & Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $12 regular and $10 all other discounts.