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​​​​​​"As You Like It" Play


As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, is being presented at the Lea County Center for the Arts, 122 W Broadway, by New Antiquities Theatre Company on November 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30 PM and November 12 and 19 at 2 PM. Tickets are $10.00 general admission and $7.00 students/seniors. The production is being directed by Jonathan Bertschinger, Executive Director for New Antiquities Theatre Company. As You Like It explores hidden identities, sudden romances, and features the famous “All the world’s a stage” speech.

Although believed to have been originally written in 1599, with a potential first performance in 1603, it was published in the First Folio in 1623. Traditionally, As You Like It follows Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques, who provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play, always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country. Though critically divisive, the play has remained a favorite among actors and audiences due to it’s malleable nature and is frequently adapted. In fact the title literally alludes to Shakespeare’s intent for the play to be performed however the company sees fit.

For this production, director Jonathan Bertschinger has updated the time period to the present day and set it in “a BoHo coffee shop where you will be served by the Court of Duke Senior.” Mr. Bertschinger eschews a linear story in favor of an atmospheric experience, with performers seated amongst the audience and scenes overlapping and sometimes happening simultaneously. The Forest of Arden is now the name of the coffee shop that patrons are visiting and the modern dating scene plays a heavy part in this adaptation. Hot beverage service and light refreshments will be available for purchase and the cast will double as waiters and waitresses serving audience members.

As You Like It also stars Erin Anderson, Sarah Bunch, Caleb Henning, Sara Terrazas, Tyler Bunch, Chloe Smith, Corben Pettigrew, Marissa Davis, Taylor Marler, Veronikka Sylvas, Torino Sylvas, and Slayde Goss, who are members of the 2017/18 NATC Repertory Company. It is directed by Jonathan Bertschinger, Executive Director for New Antiquities Theatre Company.

As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, performs Nov. 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30 PM, Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 PM at the Lea County Center for the Arts, 122 W Broadway. Tickets are $10.00 general admission, $7 seniors/students. Beverage and refreshments available for purchase.


"I Know What You Meme" Exhibition


Do you love memes? Are you a Meme Lord? If so, we’ve got great news for you! The Lea County Commission for the Arts will host the first-ever meme art exhibit in Lea County on Saturday, November 18th from 5-7pm at the Center for the Arts. That’s right!... an all meme art exhibit. The “I Know What You Meme” Exhibition will be on display at the Center from Nov. 18, 2017 - Jan. 6, 2018. The opening on Sat. Nov. 18th is free & open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend. Prizes such as People’s Choice and Best of Show for the top and most popular memes will be awarded during the opening reception. 

 The Center for the Arts is now issuing out a call to entry to all Meme Lords, lovers and meme enthusiasts interested in submitting memes for the “I Know What You Meme” Exhibition. Submissions are open to everyone. ONLY original memes may be priced for sale. The cost per entry is $2 due at the time of submission. The number of entries is unlimited.

All meme submissions must be family friendly and appropriate for all audiences. No profanity, vulgarity or sexually explicit content will be accepted. The Lea County Commission for the Arts reserves the right to deny any entries it deems inappropriate. All meme submissions must be properly framed and/or matted for professional presentation with a wire on the back to hang. LCCA reserves the right to deny any and all meme submissions not professionally presented during the time of drop-off. The Center for the Arts is accepting submissions from Nov. 2 – 17 anytime during regular businesses. The deadline to submit is Friday, Nov. 17th, 5pm.

Forms can be picked up at the Center for the Arts at 122 W. Broadway Street, Hobbs, NM

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I Know What You Meme Exhibition
Do you love memes? Are you a Meme Lord? 

The “I Know What Your Meme” Exhibition is now currently on display at the Center for the Arts (122 W Broadway). The show will remain on display from November 18th – January 6th. For questions or more info, please call 575-397-ARTS or come by the Center for the Arts at 122 W Broadway in Hobbs, NM. 

 

Season tickets for the Southwest Symphony concerts are currently on sale at the Center for the Arts. Season tickets are $50. Individual tickets are $20 each. Free for children 18 and under and college students with a student ID. Only cash and checks accepted. Call 575-397-ARTS for more info 

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​​​​​​The Center for the Arts will be CLOSED from Tuesday, December 26th - Saturday, December 30th in observance with the Christmas and New Year's holiday. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



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The Lea County Commission for the Arts will host Christmas at the Center V on Sat. Dec. 9th, 6-8pm at the Center for the Arts. The program features entertainment by the Lovington Elementary Honor Choir, Lovington "Wildcat Ringers" Bell Choir, "Lovington Showstoppers" dance team and Sparrow Dance Company. A professional photo booth and Valadez Photography will be available for family and children's pictures with Santa Claus. Tickets are now on sale at the Center for Arts. Call 575-397-ARTS for more info!


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