The UNM Art Museum presents "A Reader's Theatre: Pieces of Cake" in conjunction with the exhibition "Under the Skin of New Mexico: The Art of Cady Wells, 1933-53" on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. UPDATE, 2/8: "Pieces of Cake" has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Brian Herrera, assistant professor, UNM Department of Theater & Dance, directs local actors Heather Yeo, Hal Simons, Michelle Hill, Gilbert Sanchez and Kristen Loree in a 50-minute staged reading adaptation of Santa Fe writer Witter Bynner's rarely performed 1926 play, "Cake: An Indulgence." "Cake" is a satiric fantasy on the life of Taos arts patroness Mabel Dodge Luhan that raises questions about modern Americans' desires to achieve self-fulfillment by consuming exotic cultures, both at home and abroad.
The event is a "We the People" project, funded in part by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The UNM Art Museum, located in the Center for the Arts next to Popejoy Hall, is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. and during evening talks. Admission is free and open to the public. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 277-4001 or visit UNM Art Museum.