Now Playing:

The Importance of being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Peter Kierst

Arguably the funniest play ever written in the English language. A celebration of life, love, wit, and the theatre itself. It is simply a joy. One reviewer of the original production called it "an absolutely willful expression of an irrepressibly witty personality."
April 21-May 14, 2017. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets: $22.

Talkback: Apr 30, 2017

Shakespeare on the Plaza Presents: First Read-Throughs

Posted: April 24, 2017.
Join the Casts and Directors of A Comedy of Errors and Macbeth as they begin their rehearsal process with their first read-through of the scripts for this summer's festival. These read-through rehearsals take place at The Vortex and are free & open to the public:

MacBeth (Directed by Kate Clark) - Sunday April 30 at 6 PM

A Comedy of Errors (Directed by Dennis Elkins) - Tuesday, May 2 at 7 PM

Shakespeare on the Plaza is Back!

Posted: April 14, 2017.

Once again, The Vortex is teaming with The City of Albuquerque to bring "Shakespeare on the Plaza," a festival of FREE performances running Thursday-Sunday evenings at 7:30 from June 2 to July 9.

This year's repertory includes Macbeth (directed by Kate Clarke) and Comedy of Errors (directed by Dennis Elkins). See the schedule of performances, associated events, volunteer opportunities, and other information at

Staged Reading: Conspiracies and Confessions By Andy Mayo

April 29, 2017 Sat 1pm

Communist spy Marie Luise von Hammerstein expects to uncover a plot to kill Hitler when she kidnaps Count Harry Kessler, the bon vivant of Europe's Belle Epoque, and the Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, but instead provokes confessions of sexual identity and desire.

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