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Friday, December 07, 2007

Mother Road, Hamlet (the Vampire Slayer) & Haiku City Slam Championship

Lots of stuff going on this weekend in Albuquerque.  Here are just a few highlights from theatre, local  film and poetry...

Mother Road Theatre Company Prebut: ONE WEEKEND LEFT!

Thanks for making our first weekend such a smash success! If you haven't seen the show yet, you have one more weekend to c'mon down to the Mother Road and vote! This Saturday night, Dec. 8, we will have live music after the show! Art Edwards group "Inside Out" will be performing with Patty Stevens!

WHEN: LAST WEEKEND! December 7, 8, 9
8:00pm curtain Friday and Saturday, 2:00pm on Sunday

WHERE: The Filling Station (see below), 1024 Fourth Street SW, Albuquerque, 87102. It's at the corner of 4th and Pacific in Barelas and there's plenty of parking!

RESERVATIONS: Call 505-873-4831. These are benefit performances for the Theatre Company and admission is FREE with a $15 suggested donation.

Local Sketch Comedy Group Hits the Big Screen!

EAT, DRINK AND BE LARRY PRESENTS "Hamlet: The Vampire Slayer"

WHAT: "Hamlet: The Vampire Slayer" Feature Film Premiere Screening
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, December 7 - 8 @ 10:30pm
WHERE: The Guild Cinema (3405 Central Ave. NE Albuquerque, NM 87106; 505-255-1848;
WHY: Huh?

Check out the world premiere screening of Hamlet: The Vampire Slayer!!! For two nights only, the Guild Cinema presents Eat, Drink and Be Larry's feature film debut. HVS was originally performed as a play at the late Gorilla Tango Comedy Theatre in April 2006, and was subsequently determined one of New Mexico's TOP TEN ARTISTIC & CULTURAL EVENTS OF 2006 by the Weekly Alibi.

Written by Jason Witter and Aaron Frale, and directed by Jason Witter, HVS is a combination of Shakespeare's Hamlet, and the hit TV series, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. Hamlet (Kevin R. Elder) is haunted by the possibility that his Latin Lover Uncle Claudio (Doug Montoya) is a vampire who murdered Hamlet's father (Elias Lee Francis IV) in order to become king and seduce Hamlet's mother, Gertrude (Summer Olsson). As the obvious truth slaps Hamlet in the face, he must suppress his desires to become a male cheerleader, and face the fact that he is the chosen one who must face the demons of darkness. Along the way, he is aided by his faithful friend Horatio (George Bach), The Playa King (Rusty Rutherford), and two of Europe's finest vampire slayers, Othello (Andy Brooks) and MacBeth (Nick Lopez). Hamlet's path is obstacled by his frat-buddies-turned-bloodsuckers, Rosenchad (Daniel T. Cornish) and Guildenbrad (Scott Bryan), and his insane, obsessed girlfriend, Ophelia (Leslie Nesbit), and her bad ass cheerleading brother, Laertes (Chet Stillwood). In the end, it all comes down to a battle of vampires and wits, as Hamlet and Laertes dual it out in a no-holds-barred, male cheerleading dance off that can only end in one thing - DEATH!!!

And finally...
Wordspace: Haiku City Championship Poetry Slam

Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 7:30pm
Outpost Perfomance Space

Presented in partnership with ABQslams & New Mexico Literary Arts
$10/$5 Members. Available in advance, by phone or in person, at the Outpost Performance Space (268-0044)

For more information about NM Media-related Events, visit:

Eric Renz-Whitmore, Program Coordinator
MSC04 2570
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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