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Thu January 5, 2012
Night Over Taos
Sun. 01/08 6p: “Night Over Taos: A Theatrical and Historical Journey from the Taos Revolt to Statehood”depicts the Taos Revolt and its aftermath in a dramatic and engrossing manner in a special two and a half hour broadcast during Centennial Week. First there will be a performance of Maxwell Anderson’s play Night Over Taos – a historical drama about the events surrounding one of the first battles in the Taos Revolt.
Following the play, a panel discussion by leading New Mexico historians -- Dr. Rick Hendricks, the NM State Historian; Dr. Laura Gomez, author of Manifest Destinies; and Dr. Brian Herrera, UNM theatre historian -- will address questions raised by the play and discuss New Mexico’s journey from defeat in the Battle for Taos in 1847 to statehood sixty-five years later.