Opens This Friday:

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 15, 2019

Talkback: Dec 15, 2019

"Almost, Maine" lobby poster

Opens This Friday:

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 15, 2019

Talkback: Dec 15, 2019

Smile Season Is Here

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

Amazon Smile

Whistle While You Work

Posted: November 21, 2019.
Clean-Up Day, December 14, 9:00 am to noon. Help The Vortex sparkle and get ready for 2020 with a spruced up and better organized space. Yummy bagels, delicious coffee, and good-spirited schmoozing will be provided.

'Tis the Season for Season Tickets and Flex Passes

Posted: November 21, 2019.
Looking for unique, useful, and personable gifts? That's not just more stuff? Now you can purchase Vortex Season Tickets (9 shows for $184 - a 15% discount) or Flex Passes (6 shows for $120). Call 247-8600 or email info@vortexabq.org. (It's okay to buy some for yourself, too. We won't tell.)

Support Quality

Posted: November 20, 2019.

This year, we will focus our Main Stage productions on Women Playwrights. Ticket sales cover less than 60% of the cost of a show. Your tax-deductible donation ensures that the stage is lit next season and that we are another set of productions closer to our 50th year.

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...

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...

Auditions for: New Mexico Shakespeare Festival 2020 Season

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

Audition details...


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