Cultural Bytes for 15 February, 2012

- February 15, 2012

" 'Cementville' was the sensation of the 1991 Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville…”

Cementville by Jane Martin Opens at Garson Theater

The Performing Arts Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design will present Jane Martin’s "Cementville," a brilliant and hilarious portrayal of America’s fascination with fantasy entertainment. "Cementville" opens on Friday, February 24 for a two-weekend run. Directed by theater and acting professor Victor Talmadge, "Cementville" is set in a dingy locker room in a seedy arena in Tennessee, where a scurvy bunch of professional women wrestlers and their blowhard manager try to put on an evening of matches while everything goes wrong. This dark comedy was the sensation of the 1991 Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Performances at the Greer Garson Theater on the University of Art and Design campus take place Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. on  February 24 and 25 and March 2 and 3. Matinees take place Sundays at 2 p.m. on February 26 and March 4.

Tickets are $5 for students and $12-$15 for the general public. To purchase tickets, call the TicketsSanta Fe box office at 988-1234 or visit

Due to adult language and content, this show is not recommended for children under the age of 14.

Sofa West: Returns to Santa Fe at the Convention Center, August 2 - 5, 2012

Long heralded as one of  the nation's premier contemporary art and design fairs, the 4th annual SOFA WEST: Santa Fe will run Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. An invitation-only Opening Night VIP Preview is Wednesday, August 1 from 5-7 p.m., with the Preview  from 7-9 p.m., open to the ticket-purchasing public.

Donna Davies, director of SOFA fairs in New York, Chicago and Santa Fe said, "This year we look forward to presenting an exciting group of new and returning dealers who are very strong in international studio arts and design. Santa Feans and out-of-state collectors appreciate the one-of-a-kind masterworks offered at the fair for their unique combination of sophisticated content and material excellence.”