Blackout Theatre Presents Ol’ Dirty Grande Valley

June 6-23
Maggie Garcia sells the finest hot green chile peppers in all the Rio Grande Valley, but her son Primo is sick and tired of small-town living, and even sicker and tired-er of green chile. When smooth-talkin’ Harvey Hollywood comes to town, Primo – and the whole dang valley – are in for some big surprises in Ol’ Dirty Rio Grande Valley, a brand-new melodrama by Barney Lopez, directed by Stephen Armijo and presented by Blackout Theatre.
Ol’ Dirty Rio Grande Valley is a hilarious new twist on the classic melodrama format. Audiences can expect the usual daring heroes, mustache-twirling villains, and plenty of opportunities to boo, cheer, throw food, and even choose the ending – but also robots, chile roasters, and a Dante-inspired journey through hell. Each performance features live music and sound effects provided by some of Albuquerque’s favorite musicians.
Ol’ Dirty Rio Grande Valley is touring venues in and around the Albuquerque area throughout June. Performances take place 6/7-9 at The ABQ Collective; June 14-16 at Wildlife West Nature Point in Edgewood; June 21 at the Winrock Town Center; June 22 at the Engine House Theater in Madrid; and June 23 at Tractor Wells Park alongside a silent auction fundraiser benefiting Blackout Theatre.
For ticketing and detailed show information, please visit Tickets: $15 general; $10 students/seniors/veterans; children under 6 free; final two performances pay-what-you-will!