The Dona Ana Arts Council presents the acclaimed southwestern New Mexico duo of Randy Granger and Algernon D’Ammassa as part of its Unplugged series this spring.
Friday, 4/20 at 7pm: AN ILIAD
Saturday, 4/21 at 7pm: KILLING BUDDHA
$10, or $15 to see both shows.
Advance tickets through Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center, www.DAArts.org or (575) 523-6403.
Seating is limited, advance tickets recommended.
Shows are at the Doña Ana Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, in Mesilla
Theatre Dojo combines the improvisatory skill of Las Cruces musician Randy Granger with the raw theatre style of actor-playwright-director Algernon D’Ammassa. The two have toured five states and won awards at fringe theatre festivals for their growing repertoire of music-and-storytelling productions. They are known for performing with no set, a few simple props, and a variety of musical instruments including flutes, percussion, stringed instruments, and found objects.
AN ILIAD (April 20) is an Obie award winning adaptation of Homer’s Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. The script is based on Robert Fagles’s translation of Homer’s epic in a modern retelling of the ancient poem of gods and goddesses, warriors and their families, the Trojan War and the endless battles of human history with a gripping, personal voice. Theatre Dojo have been touring with their acclaimed production of this script since 2014.
KILLING BUDDHA (April 21) is the duo’s first original show, touring since 2015, which has taken awards at the San Diego International Fringe Festival and the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival. This time, the storytellers recount a traditional South Indian folk tale to explore modern themes of social violence, terrorism, and criminal justice. This show further developed the duo’s unique improvisational style, including a trial scene during which audience members are invited to speak on the case.