Final Week:

The Nance

By Douglas Carter Beane

Directed by Marty Epstein

Debuting on Broadway in April 2013, Douglas Carter Beane's play with song and dance, The Nance, touches on the dark, secretive and dangerous world of being a homosexual during the 1930's. The Nance tells the story of Chauncey, who plays "the Nance" on stage and who is gay in his real life, during the risqué Burlesque era in New York City at a time when Mayor LaGuardia was attempting to close down all the burlesque theaters in New York. A nance was a performer who played the sissy on stage but most nance performers were "straight" in their real life. The New Yorker called the play a "nearly perfect work of dramatic art, whose power derives from its equitable compassion and its unromantic view of myth." The Vortex is proudly presenting this New Mexico premiere during June, Pride Month.
June 3-July 3, 2016. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets $25.

PWYW: June 5, 2016

Talkback: June 12, 2016

Come Early: Final Weekend of Shakespeare on the Plaza

Posted: June 27, 2016.

This is the final weekend of "Shakespeare on the Plaza," and you'll want to come early to secure admission! Recent shows have gone over capacity, leaving dozens of spectators sitting on steps and below in the Plaza. So come to the NE corner of Albuquerque Civic Plaza after 6 pm to pick up a ticket and enjoy the food & music. Beer and wine are available Thursday-Saturday. Show times are 7:30, but don't expect to waltz in at the last minute and get a seat.

Thursday and Friday, see the magical romance of "The Tempest." Saturday and Sunday, the hilarious comedy of "Much Ado About Nothing."

Auditions for: Electoral Dysfunctions

Posted: June 26, 2016.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 10am-3pm

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Twelfth Night Added to our Summer Shakespeare Lineup

Posted: June 23, 2016.
See Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's enduring comedy, as performed by the students of the "Will Power Summer Shakespeare Intensive." These 5 performances take place at The Vortex, July 7-10, Thu-Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm & 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. All seats just $8.

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Reviews for The Nance

Posted: June 15, 2016.

"[T]otal immersion in and understanding of the world of The Nance"(Talkin' Broadway)

"...Superb production... an excellent and dedicated cast and artistic team." (Albuquerque Journal)

Read the full reviews:

Stephanie Hainsfurther for Talkin' Broadway

Matthew Yde for Albuquerque Journal

The Nance Tickets $25

Posted: June 1, 2016.
The Vortex regrets that the ticket price listed in the Albuquerque Journal for The Nance is incorrect. Regular price tickets for this special production are $25, TG/TLC members $22, students $18.

Help the Vortex be a Good Neighbor

Posted: June 1, 2016.
We're so happy in our new building on Carlisle, and we want to keep our Bel-Air neighbors happy, too. Please avoid parking on Hermosa—the extra cars mean home owners can't park. Parking is available at the Archery Shop (north of the theatre), at businesses south of Joy Garden, and across Carlisle at the office buildings directly west. Thank you very much!

Shakespeare on the Plaza 2016 is FREE!

Posted: May 16, 2016.

This year's productions (The Tempest & Much Ado About Nothing) are FREE! Productions run June 9–July 3 with performances Thursday-Sunday at 7:30 pm. For full schedule and details, see:

Shakespeare on the Plaza (City of Albuquerque)

Shakespeare on the Plaza (Official Site)


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