FEB. 8-9, DAVID GARVER IN “SAGE AND FOOL, PART II”

FEB. 10, 17, 24 CAROLYN MEYER IN “DON’T CALL ME YOUNG LADY!”

TICKETS: LIVEATTHECELL.COM, 505.766.9412, $15

All photos courtesy of the performers.

February 8-9

“Sage and Fool, Part II” 

The Cell Theatre, Albuquerque’s boutique home for quality live performance, is proud to present the Albuquerque debut of “Sage and Fool, Part II,” written and performed by Taos artist David Garver. The production, a follow-up to his last soldout performance “The Age Between Sage and Fool”, will run in ABQ for three shows only at The Cell Theatre, 700 1st St. NW, on February 8 at 7:30 pm and February 9 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.  Doors will open 30 minutes prior to curtain.  

Sage and Fool Part II features seven middle-aged men in different stages of evolution, revelations and middle-aged angst. There’s:

* the unemployed actor-turned-hit man;

* the loquacious baseball manager in the twilight of his career;

* the spiritual sex guru for men;

* a singer-songwriter giving the painful motivation behind the first song he learned;

* a single father confronting his teenaged daughter’s first date;

* a country bumpkin re-inventing himself as an Elvis impersonator;

* and a working actor telling stories of success and rejection.

The show includes live musical performances, film vignettes and video transitions.

“A unique multi-media live theatre event. Funny and profound. Don’t miss it!” – Brad Hockmeyer, KTAOS Solar Radio

“Garver emerges as the quintessential wise man, and quintessentially hilarious as well. A one-man masterpiece.” – Mirabai Starr, author/translator, Dark Night of the Soul

Running time is 1 hour.  There is no intermission. 

DAVID GARVER has been a fixture on the Taos music and theater scene for 35 years, often as a member of Working Class Theater, performing in over 50 shows since 1983.  He is also a television and film actor, having appeared in Longmire, In Plain Sight, Wildfire, Sicario and many others.  He is the founder of Sage and Fool Productions, which produces music, concerts, theater and short film and videos, as well as a co-owner of Aurafitness, a yoga, training, and special events studio in Taos.  As a musician, David was the leader of The Boheims in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, and currently the lead singer/songwriter and guitarist for Taos’ Bones of Romeo, as well as the front man for The Blackfields Band from Illinois.  His solo CD, Blind Artist, was nominated for CD of the Year at the New Mexico Music Awards, where his song, “Tennessee” won Americana Song of the Year.

Feb. 10, 17, 24 at 4 PM 

Doors will open at 3 pm for a pre-show tea service.

The Cell Theatre presents “Don’t Call Me Young Lady!” 

The Cell Theatre, Albuquerque’s boutique home for quality live performance, is proud to present the world premiere of “Don’t Call Me Young Lady!,” a one-woman show conceived and performed by comedian Carolyn Meyer. The performance, directed by Barry Simon, will run on three consecutive Sundays: February 10, 17 and 24, all at 4 pm.  Doors will open at 3 pm for a pre-show tea service. All seats are $15 and may be purchased at LiveAtTheCell.com or 505.766.9412.

Don’t Call Me Young Lady! describes what happens when a silver-haired woman, looking back over the people and the events in her life, demonstrates that the journey can offer new beginnings, totally turning one’s expectations upside down—including her own. 

Carolyn, fresh from a series of improv comedy classes at The Box, hears about auditions for “The Liars’ Game.” Director Simon is looking for storytellers to add to the roster for his monthly storytelling game show. Carolyn has never auditioned for anything, but she puts together a three-minute story about her efforts to meet the guy at a nearby coffee shop who wears gaudy socks. Barry finds a new storyteller, and Carolyn discovers a new challenge.

Running time is 1 hour.  There is no intermission. 

Complete Performance Schedule:

Sunday, February 10th, 4 pm

Sunday, February 17th, 4 pm

Sunday, February 24th, 4 pm

PLAYWRIGHT/PERFORMER CAROLYN MEYER…..

Carolyn Meyer is a writer-turned-comedian who, after more than sixty books for young readers, has turned her storytelling talents to the stage. Carolyn came to New Mexico in 1978 as a writer-in-residence at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, intending to stay for a month, to work on a novel for adults (it was never published).  Eight months later, informed that she had overstayed her time, she moved to Santa Fe; five years later she arrived in Albuquerque. Her novel, Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl, published in 2015, is set in New Mexico. Her most recent novel, Girl with Brush and Canvas: Georgia O’Keeffe, American Artist, will be out in February. In Don’t Call Me Young Lady! Carolyn makes her debut as a solo performer.

DIRECTOR BARRY SIMON……

Barry Simon has always been a storyteller. After leaving the University of Southern California’s film school, he spent 25 years in Hollywood shaping stories, first as a film and then video editor. He became a field director on Entertainment Tonight, eventually helping to lay the ground work for the electronic press kit business with his company, Video Press Pak, producing behind-the-scenes documentaries for nearly 200 movies. Retiring to Albuquerque, he became involved in local theater, eventually creating the monthly interactive storytelling game show, The Liars’ Game, in association with Empire Board Game Library.

The Fine Print

Performances sell-out quickly. If there is a performance you would like to attend but is listed as SOLD OUT, please call the box office at: 505.766.9412. All seating at The Cell is “first come/first seated”. Tickets are non-refundable. Late arrival (less than five minutes prior to curtain time) seating is at the discretion of the box office. If you require ADA seating, please make note of that in the appropriate space below. The Cell is equipped with a state-of-the-art assistive listening Audio Induction Loop System for the hearing impaired. All purchases include a $2.50 per ticket fee.

Carolyn Meyer photo by Russell Maynor photography.