Vortex Theatre


V.26 No.6 | 02/09/2017

Event Horizon

Address the Hero in You

Friday, Feb 17: The Lady in Question

A suspenseful tale of a world-famous concert pianist visiting Germany who finds herself enamored with a handsome professor and entangled in his attempt to rescue his mother from a Nazi prison.
V.25 No.52 | 12/29/2016

Event Horizon

We're All Mad Here

Friday, Jan 6: Alice in Wonderland

A new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic.
V.24 No.51 | 12/17/2015
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Event Horizon

Calm Down

Friday, Dec 25: All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

On the frontlines of WWI, the true story of camaraderie, music and peace between fellow humans.
V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012
Aaron Worley as Charlie Fox, Marc Comstock as Bobby Gould
Courtesy of Alan Mitchell

Arts

Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow tonight at Vortex

A group of morally bankrupt 1980s Angelenos snort blow, fornicate and screw each other over. David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow might as well have been written by Bret Easton Ellis. If you’re in the mood for a vice-filled Hollywood farce, The Vortex Theatre (2004 1/2 Cental SE) is staging Mamet’s play through May 20. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Click the above link to check out the Alibi’s review.

Aaron Worley as Charlie Fox, Marc Comstock as Bobby Gould
Courtesy of Alan Mitchell

Performance Review

Amoral in L.A.

The Vortex lines up David Mamet’s soulless film industry farce

Speed-the-Plow is a play about the coke-addled, fortune-obsessed, power-crazed workings of late-’80s Hollywood, fortified with typical David Mamet misogynistic underpinnings. Also in true Mamet fashion, it’s a story in which all of the characters prove themselves despicable, some more than others. Yet Speed-the-Plow still manages to be light, frivolous fun.

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