April is Community Month
at The Adobe Rose Theatre!
Part of The Adobe Rose Theatre’s mandate is to provide a space for community productions in Santa Fe. For the entire month of April, The Adobe Rose Theatre will be hosting plays and shows by independent theatre companies and individuals. We will be hosting two community productions in April, plus the Adobe Rose Theatre-hosted benefit performance of Lauren Gunderson’s Natural Shocks.
We are proud to be an ongoing part of the vibrant cultural scene of independent theatre in Santa Fe. See you at The Rose!
Hung Like A Seahorse
A Real-Life Transgender Adventure of Tragedy, Comedy, and Recovery
Written and Performed by Quinn Alexander Fontaine
Directed by Susan Mele
April 5th & 6th at 7:30pm
April 7th at 2pm & 7:30pm
“Quinn’s journey is the epitome of authenticity.”
— Michael Bernard Beckwith, Spiritual Liberation
Tell Baby Productions is pleased to announce the world premiere of local transgender artist and activist Quinn Alexander Fontaine’s comedy Hung Like A Seahorse: the show+tell version, directed by Susan Mele. Part narrative storytelling and part stand-up comedy, this foray into Fontaine’s existence is the companion piece to his first book, “Hung Like A Seahorse: A Real-Life Transgender Adventure of Tragedy, Comedy, and Recovery”.
Praise for the book Hung Like A Seahorse
“This book is funny, heartbreaking, inspiring and transformational.”
— Eliot Laurence, Producer, Screenwriter of Claws and Welcome to Me
“Hung Like A Seahorse *is not just about the transgender experience, it is about the human experience and how we can move beyond our limitations to understand each other better.“*
— Jillian Brasch, Occupational Therapist, Author of The Last Gifts
“Not since reading Conundrum has there been such a courageous, powerful, and insightful telling of a trans child coming of age with the multitude of challenges one must face!”
— G. Sterling Zinsmeyer, Executive Producer of the Opera, Fellow Travelers, and the Award-Winning Film, Latter Days
For more information, visit Quinn’s website at www.quinnfontaine.com.
This show is intended for theatregoers 16 years and older. Attendees below 16 must be accompanied by a parent.
One Show Only!
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kristin Goodman
April 22nd at 3 PM
Natural Shocks is a new, unpublished play by Lauren Gunderson, which will premiere simultaneously at over 80 theatres in 38 states in the third week of April.
Based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be”, Natural Shocks is a 65-minute, one-woman tour-de-force play that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. She overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. The play is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning.
Lauren is waiving royalties for readings the weekend of April 20, 2018 to raise awareness of gun violence and raise money for organizations like Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action.
April 20, 2018 is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting and the day the Parkland, Florida students are organizing a National school Walkout.
Lauren Gunderson has been named America’s Most Produced Playwright by American Theatre magazine in 2018, and was #2 on the same list in 2017.
Proceeds from this play will be donated to the Stoneman Douglas Teens GoFundMe account and a local women’s shelter in Santa Fe.
Directed by Caryl Farkas
Fight Direction by Ambrose Ferber
Apprentice Directors Isaac Marriner, Madeleine Philpot and Ben Sheffer
Pre-show talk by Robin Williams
April 28th & 29th at 7 PM
The Upstart Crows is a youth Shakespeare group in Santa Fe. We are very excited to have the kids, their friends, and their families as the first Shakespeare production at the Adobe Rose. Welcome Upstart Crows!
King Lear calls his court together to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. He calls on them to declare how much they love him and when Cordelia answers him with private thoughts in an all-too-public setting, Lear becomes filled with rage. He curses and disowns Cordelia, banishes the noble Kent and sets a tragedy in motion.
It’s a play about nature and nurture, what makes a person legitimate, how our emotions can overtake us. It has been called a play in which “no lives matter”, yet despite the devastation in this tragedy there is a strong undercurrent of redemption.
Twenty-three actors from ages 10 to 18 will be taking multiple roles with onstage character changes.