2019-20 Season

Darlin' and the Rodeo Runners 2019

Photo by
Alejandro Arballo!

DARLIN' AND THE 

RODEO RUNNERS

Pop-up performances August through January

Ma & Pa's Funeral February 7-9

Ma and Pa got married doing a hand-holding backflip over the hide of a raging bull. They could make the devil crack a smile.

Ma and Pa were rodeo clown royalty.
           But now, Ma and Pa are dead.
They are survived by their rowdy children – blood tied, adopted, collected – and the country songs they played years ago. Now the family band is back to honor Ma and Pa’s legacy and raise money for a proper clown funeral. Join Cap’n, Hondo, Darlin’ and the gang for live music, tall tales, and the strangest family reunion you’ve ever seen. 

BLACKOUT TONIGHT: 

GREETINGS FROM ALBUQUERQUE

September 19-28 at CNM's Coal Avenue Theatre

Directed by Ericka Olvera

This hilarious ode to Burque features performers from Blackout and CNM with a lineup of all-new sketches including a cautionary tale about Tinkerbell on vacation, a musical about walking barefoot in the park, and a new episode of Cholo Cinema. The cast and production team includes Gavin D. Barrera, Sheldon Blackhorse, Beau Brazfield, Dominic Deems, Lasha Kirker, Barney Lopez, Anastacia MacArthur, Leonard Madrid, Ericka Olvera, Andrew Sutton, Gus Tafoya, and Hailey Tolleson.

EL CAMPO SANTO

A NEW PODCAST

New episodes recorded live every month at B. Ruppe Drugs

Developed and directed by Leonard Madrid

A beautiful, mysterious creature that steals memories from the citizens of Ruidoso. An array of godlike animals that wander the town of Belen. A house in Barelas that receives countless letters, addressed to no one, describing strange sights and occurrences from all across the Land of Enchantment. In this episodic love letter to New Mexico, hear stories of new and old gods written by local playwrights, poets, novelists and performed live at the historic B. Ruppe Drugs in the heart of Barelas. 

TOM WAITS FOR 

CHRISTMAS, VOL. 5

December 21 at the Launchpad

It's a Christmas tradition! Tom* counts down to Christmas with holiday songs and Tom Waits classics. Featuring a lineup of legendary local musicians and a Rodeo Runners holiday special. 

* The real Tom Waits will probably not be there.

FAMILY BAND

FOR A CLOWN FUNERAL

February 6-9 at Tricklock Performance Laboratory

The time has come. After months of music, laughter, tension, heartbreak, sibling rivalry, betrayal, grief, and a whole lot of greasepaint, Darlin' and the Rodeo Runners have finally raised enough money to hold a proper rodeo clown funeral for Ma and Pa. Join Darlin', the Baca twins, and all of Ma and Pa's kin for the biggest, baddest, rowdiest funeral you've ever seen. 

THE 2-4-7

February 29 at CNM's Coal Avenue Theatre  

This Leap Day, watch ABQ's finest theatre makers create seven ten-minute plays in a single day. Seven intrepid teams meet Friday night to exchange props and rules. They then have 24 hours to write, direct, rehearse, design, and develop their play. When their time is up, the curtain goes up. 

THE CUENTO PROJECT

April 23 - May 3

Story by Leonard Madrid 

Please stay tuned for more information! 

NEW MEXICO 

SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

June 2020

Please stay tuned for more information!