Main Season Production
NOW PLAYING: February 14-March 8, 2020

The Vortex regrets that the following performances are CANCELED:
  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter: Feb. 22, 2020 7:30pm - Saturday
  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter: Feb. 23, 2020 2pm - Sunday
Please see the Reservations Page for alternate performances.
Unclaimed reservations are released for walk-up sales 10 minutes prior to curtain.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by James Cady

Based on the 1940 novel by Carson McCullers

Dates: February 14-March 8, 2020
Times: Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Tickets: $24, $21, $17

The play explores a universal longing for connection. At its center is John Singer, a lonely deaf man, who becomes the confidant to a constellation of disparate souls—an angry carnival worker, a crusading physician, the owner of a failing café and a fifteen-year-old girl in love with music—all seeking understanding and compassion from a man desperately in need of understanding himself.

Each pours their heart out to Singer, and he in turn changes their disenchanted lives in ways they could never imagine. Moving, sensitive and deeply humane, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter examines loneliness, the human need for understanding, and our search for love.

An ASL interpreted performance is available on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm


Preview: February 13, 2020 7:30 pm
Pay-What-You-Will: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Talkback: Sunday, February 23, 2020

Warren Wilgus plays John Singer. The cast also includes Emerald Albritton, DeAngelo Bethea, Owen Reid Callis, Leedy Corbin,Neil Faulconbridge, Marcus Ivey, Mark Lynch, Atlas Owen, Tim Riley, Gregory Ryan, Spencer Scott, and Blue Springer.

There will be an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performance of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter on Saturday, February 29 at 7:30. To request ASL accommodations for this performance, deaf or hard-of-hearing patrons may make online reservations, listing "ASL accommodations" in comments.

About the Director
Director Cady previously directed Sleuth, The Philadelphia Story, The Iceman Cometh at the Vortex, It's A Wonderful Life at Albuquerque Little Theatre, and All My Sons and others at the Adobe.