Linnell Festival of New Plays

Gregory Moss, Artistic Director
Caroline Prugh, Associate Artistic Director


The University of New Mexico’s Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce the world premiere of Simon as Sergio, a modern romantic comedy by Barney Lopez, directed by guest artist Jimmy Maize as part of the newly re-named Linnell Festival of New Plays at UNM. Performances of Simon as Sergio run April 11 through 20, 2014 in The Experimental Theatre on UNM’s Main Campus. This year’s festival also includes directed readings of two new works on April 4 and 5, by Kevin Hathaway and Irene Loy, MFA playwrights in UNM’s award winning Graduate Program in Dramatic Writing. In addition to the fully staged premiere of Simon as Sergio, and two directed readings, UNM honors the program’s founder Jim Linnell, re-naming the festival in his honor.

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Simon as Sergio
By Barney Lopez
Directed by Jimmy Maize

Simon thought it would be easy pretending to be his brother, Sergio, online. You won't believe what happens when he meets the girl of his dreams. This modern romantic comedy of mistaken identities will split your gut and warm your heart. 

April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm and April 13 and 20 at 2:00pm
Experimental Theatre
Ticket Prices $15 General, $12 Faculty &; Seniors, $10 Staff & Students

For more information call 277-4332.
Tickets are available at all UNM ticket offices, online at, or by calling 925-5858.


Broken Records
By Irene Loy
Directed by Simón Hanukai

Successful music publicist Lynn Gallagher has helped her most high-profile client, hip hop artist Ayana, get through bumps in the road on the way to fame.  But now that rapper Keenan Hynes is a client of Lynn's, things will not go as smoothly.  Even with Ayana's producer, Zion, looking on, their world is turned upside down in a maze of love, sex, addiction, and shifting priorities.

April 4, 2014 at 8:00pm Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance,
admission free.


God of Wine
By Kevin Hathaway
Directed by Joe Alberti

God of Wine is a family drama that explores the dark underbelly of guilt and teenage suicide. It asks all of us to contemplate our hopes and dreams and the roads we can take to prevent tragedies such as suicide from occurring.

April 5, 2014 at 8:00pm
Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance, admission free.


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