A dark and stormy night: The Ducdame Ensemble
The narrative backstory created by the artists of Meow Wolf to explain the oddness and wonder of The House of Eternal
Return involves multiple generations of the same family, identity confusion, and relationships between brothers and sisters — themes that also appear in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a chaotic romantic comedy featuring a shipwreck, a love triangle, and mild medical torture. The Ducdame Ensemble — the repertory company of Santa Fe’s International Shakespeare Center — performs an immersive version of Twelfth Night inside The House of Eternal Return at Meow Wolf (1352 Rufina Circle; 505395-6369) at 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, and Tuesday, Aug. 30; there is a pre-show talk at 7:30 p.m. This is the first fulllength theatrical performance to take place inside The House of Eternal Return. Some scenes are performed in the stage area, while others move through the house and various rooms. Tickets are $35, available at www. meowwolf.com. — J.L.