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q-Staff presents:
q-Staff Performance Group's
Snake Oil for the Lovelorn

...a wagon wheel creaks as the snake oil salesman dances and winds his way through a dusty gothic west. The landscape and its wayward inhabitants mutate: prisoner becomes ascetic, waif becomes witch, and pilgrim becomes helmsman as the musicians play on...

Hailed by audiences & critics at home and on tour, Snake Oil for the Lovelorn is like nothing else you'll see in Albuquerque theatre. Combining multiple live art forms, the q-Staff Performance Group expertly weaves a hypnotic world of story, image and song into a compelling exploration of hope and cure.

The q-Staff Performance Group dives headlong into an amazing assortment of objects and instruments - from goat cart to tuba, bubble machine to hungarian citera - on a fervent quest in pursuit more for question than answer. The group uses song and text powerfully meshed with intense physicality to reveal the invisible world inside our most fevered struggles. Snake Oil for the Lovelorn is q-Staff's third original performance piece and represents the clearest distillation to date of the group's unique and vigorous approach to actor training and performance creation.

"there's definately something entrancingly irresistible about this performance."
- Steve Allen, Weekly Alibi

"the amalgam of vocal and visual, highly poetic and gently comic, culturaly diverse, still unmistakably American, adds unique flavors to the notion of performing arts."
- Laszlo Upor

"If you thought we were strange..."
- Pajama Men

Directed by Richard van Schouwen
Performed by q-Staff Performance Group:
...Sandy Timmerman
...Richard van Schouwen
...Bryan Jabaay
With original music by q-Staff

Performance Dates:
March 27 Thursday OPEN
28 Friday
29 Saturday
30 Sunday
April 04 Friday
05 Saturday
06 Sunday
11 Friday
12 Saturday
13 Sunday
Performance Time:
  Sunday performances at 7:00pm
all others at 8:00pm
  $12 General
$9 Student/Senior
March 27 opening is donation only
Reserve Seats:
  Seating is very limited
Please reserve your seats early