Santa Fe Public Library and Teatro Paraguas
A play adaptation by Karen Zacarias
of Luis Alberto Urrea's novel
A Big Read Event sponsored by
The National Endowment for the Arts

Live on ZOOM

Links to register for performances

Friday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m.

free, donations gratefully accepted


Curious Smiles, by Robert F. Benjamin
directed by Duchess Dale
starring Ameila Dolejsi and Don Converse
links to register:
Friday April 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday May 2 at 2:00 p.m.
free, donations gratefully accepted
Live on Zoom

Curious Smiles is an uplifting tale about a grandparent and his sassy, 10-year-old granddaughter Jamie. It's fall 2020; the pandemic rages; schools are "remote learning only." During a Zoom call, Grandpa strives to help Jamie with homework, which is about Grandpa. Rather than divulge the assignment directly, she teases him to gather information. They clash about "wrinkles," the COVID shutdown and vaccinations before she turns the tables on him. After he's been playfully duped, he wonders whether "whimsy" has successfully created his legacy gift for Jamie.

The International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Award
for playwright gender equity 2015-2020

This project is made possible in part by

The Santa Fe Community Foundation
New Mexico Arts, a division of the the Department of Cultural Affairs
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Santa Fe Arts Commission
The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry

And our fabulous individual donors and supports!