As New Mexican As Frito Pie

Every good New Mexican knows Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya's coming of age tale set in the small town of Guadalupe. Here's your chance to enjoy the epic story of curanderas on the llano in a venue outside of your senior English class. The Vortex Theatre (2004 1/2 Central SE) presents the stage version of Bless Me, Ultima now through April 25, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. Go to for reservation information. Lots of shows are sold out, so hurry!