Opens Dec 6, 2019:

Almost, Maine

By John Cariani

Directed by Leslee Richards

A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States.

One cold, clear night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

December 6-29, 2019. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm.

Tickets: $24.

Preview: Dec 5, 2019

PWYW: Dec 8, 2019

Talkback: Dec 15, 2019

"Almost, Maine" lobby poster

Opens Dec 6, 2019:

Almost, Maine

By John Cariani

Directed by Leslee Richards

A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States.

One cold, clear night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

December 6-29, 2019. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm.

Tickets: $24.

Preview: Dec 5, 2019

PWYW: Dec 8, 2019

Talkback: Dec 15, 2019

Auditions for: Actually

Posted: November 1, 2019.

The Vortex will hold auditions for 'Actually', by Anna Ziegler and directed by Jenn Stephenson on:

Saturday, December 7, 2019 1-4pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 6-9pm
Audition format: By appointment. Cold readings from the script. Make an appointment on the timetable below.

Audition details...

Auditions for: New Mexico Shakespeare Festival 2020 Season

Posted: November 1, 2019.
Saturday, January 4, 2020 9am-5pm
Sunday, January 5, 2020 10am-4pm
Audition format: By appointment. Auditionees should prepare a 1 – 2 minute Shakespeare monologue. Audition appointments may be made on the schedule below.

Audition details...

Smile Season Is Here

Posted: November 1, 2019.
Whether buying for yourself or another this season, Amazon donates to the Vortex when you use Amazon Smile:

Amazon Smile

A Doll's House, Part 2: "[A] steady hand through all of the fireworks"

Posted: October 23, 2019.
"[Director Susan Erickson] has put together a solid production from opening to close. Each of the four actors does a terrific job." (-Rob Spiegel for Talkin' Broadway Regional Reviews)

Read full review...

A Doll's House is "[A] beautifully presented nail-biter of a drama"

Posted: October 10, 2019.

"The elaborate set of the Helmer's home by Ryan Jason Cook is one of the best I've seen at any theatre in town. The costumes by Carolyn Hogan are just wonderful.... The casting is excellent, from Nora through all the major and minor characters.... You can see Nora's entire inner world of conflict and strain.... [A] beautifully presented nail-biter of a drama." (-Rob Spiegel for Talkin' Broadway Regional Reviews)

"This is an impeccable production, with gorgeous set design by Ryan Jason Cook and beautiful costumes by Carolyn Hogan. Abby Van Gerpen is stunning as Nora.... Be sure to see this classic play.... [T]he opportunity to see both plays in repertory is a rare opportunity and not to be missed." (-Matthew Yde, Albuquerque Journal)

Vortex 2020 Season Showcases Women Playwrights

Posted: September 15, 2019.
The Vortex proudly announces its 2020 season: Drama Queens: 400 Years of Women Playwrights.

See schedule...

Schedule for A Doll's House and A Doll's House, Part 2

Posted: July 30, 2019.

A Doll's House and A Doll's House, Part 2 will play in rotating repertory for 7 weeks Oct. 4 - Nov. 17

A special 7:00 pm performance on Sunday Nov. 10 allows patrons to see both shows on the same day, with time for dinner in between.

DH = A Doll's House.
DH2 = A Doll's House, Part 2

FriSatSun
Oct 4DH
7:30 pm
Oct 5DH
7:30 pm
Oct 6DH
2:00 pm
Oct 11DH
7:30 pm
Oct 12DH
7:30 pm
Oct 13DH
2:00 pm
Oct 18DH2
7:30 pm
Oct 19DH2
7:30 pm
Oct 20DH2
2:00 pm
Oct 25DH2
7:30 pm
Oct 26DH2
7:30 pm
Oct 27DH
2:00 pm
Nov 1DH
7:30 pm
Nov 2DH2
7:30 pm
Nov 3DH2
2:00 pm
Nov 8DH2
7:30 pm
Nov 9DH
7:30 pm
Nov 10DH
2:00 pm
DH2
7:00 pm
Early start time
Nov 15DH2
7:30 pm
Nov 16DH
7:30 pm
Nov 17DH2
2:00 pm

Mare reservations...


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