Animal Tales Give Theatrical Insight into Human Nature -
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Live theater is back in Las Cruces! No Strings Theatre Company (NSTC), house troupe for the Black Box Theater, located in downtown Las Cruces, continues its run of Don Nigro’s absurdist sectional comedy Animal Tales, in the theater’s outdoor courtyard. Comprised of ten short tales examining life from the viewpoint of animals, the play deconstructs existentialism, the validity of dreams and the status quo with an irreverent tongue firmly planted in cheeky human nature. A turkey dreams of a career as a saxophonist, despite not having hands or lips; cats discuss the meaningless gesture of chasing string; a baboon preaches against evolution — while other plays deal with acceptance, obsession, temptation, love and faith — creating a complex image of the world around us in easily digestible bite sized chunks.

Directed by NSTC Artistic Director Ceil Herman, Animal Tales features the talents of Debbie Jo Felix, Autumn Gieb, Edward Montes, Genno and Nancy Tafoya, and Joshua and Bekah Taulbee. Following state regulations to be a NM safe certified business, the actors will perform 25 feet away from the audience. In addition, all cast members and crew have received COVID-19 vaccinations. Performances are Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged.


Animal Tales

Black Box Theater

430 N. Main St., Las Cruces, NM


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