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February 6-8 at 8:00 p.m. and February 9 at 2:00 p.m. 
Tricklock Performance Laboratory 
Tickets $10 General/$8 Students & Seniors
Pay-What-You-Can Performance Feb. 6
Ma and Pa got married doing a hand-holding quadruple backflip over the hide of a raging bull. They could make the devil himself crack a smile. Ma and Pa were rodeo clown royalty.

But now, Ma and Pa are dead.

After months of music, laughter, loss, betrayal, sibling rivalry, and a whole lot of greasepaint, Darlin’ and the Rodeo Runners have finally raised enough money for a proper clown funeral. But can Ma and Pa’s legacy endure the truth about their death – and the truth about their children?

Family Band for a Clown Funeral is part tragicomedy, part country western show, and part circus act. Join us for the biggest, strangest, rowdiest funeral you've ever seen. Get your tickets HERE
The cast and production team include Stephen Armijo, Gavin D. Barrera, Josh Bien, Emmanuel Catanzariti, Abigayle Goldstein, Caroline Toby Graham, Mikey Hale, Barney Lopez, Leonard Madrid, Lila Martinez, Ericka Olvera, Andee Schray, and Hailey Tolleson. 

A behind-the-scenes look at our Sister Bar concert.

Videography & interviews by Chris Walsh, asst. Stafford Douglas. 

A New Live Podcast Series

Saturday, December 28, join Blackout for an evening of live readings of three brand new podcasts: El Campo Santo, a podcast exploring the folklore of New Mexico; National Quality Radio, a comedic take on public radio shows; and Pret 101, a horror comedy! 

Theatre for the ears at the historic B. Ruppe Drugs in Barelas!
Entry is free, but we will gladly accept donations at the door.
Stay tuned for information about our next live reading.

In Case You Missed It...

Spark some joy with our loving tribute/parody mashup of "A Star Is Born" and "Tidying Up." 

Featuring Stephen Armijo & Nathan Simpson-Coffelt

Lyrics by Caroline Toby Graham

Cinematography by Chris Walsh

Directed by Barney Lopez & Ericka Olvera

Blackout Creates Theatre and Media with Generous Support





We need your help to keep doing what we do!
You can set up a recurring donation through our Patreon and receive special rewards from multi-show punch cards to stickers to sneak previews and early releases of video content. If you'd like to make a one-time contribution, you can send us a check or donate electronically via PayPal. And if you aren't able to contribute cash, you can still support Blackout every time you get groceries or shop online! Just add us as your designated charity on Amazon Smile or Smith's Inspiring Donations.
Thank you for helping us keep high quality theatre affordable and accessible! 

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Albuquerque Theatre Guild

Blackout is a proud member of the Network of Ensemble Theaters. Their goal: "Propelling ensemble theatre practice to the forefront of the American culture and society."

Blackout is a non-profit and can not survive on ticket sales alone.  If you are able to, we would love your support.
Blackout Theatre
PO Box 40153
Albuquerque, NM 87196
Tel: (505) 672-8648
Email: info@blackouttheatre.com
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This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts

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