The Vortex Theatre


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Shakespeare and Shit: The Tempest at Vortex Theatre

See this adaptation of William Shakespeare's original play, directed by Brian Haney. Runs through 7/12.
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By the Beautiful Three at the Vortex

It's the middle of winter, and you're longing for a trip to the beach. The Vortex Theatre's Next Generation Project has you covered: By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea is a trio of one-act plays all taking place on the same beach at different times of day. Three playwrights, three directors, three actors, three one-act plays; it all adds up to a real bonanza of fresh talent. The plays are Dawn, Day and Dusk, so it's like a whole day of people-watching without the sunburn or sand in your crack.

If you really want the all-inclusive package, attend the Sunday, Jan. 19, performance, because you’ll be able to participate in Audience Talkback with the cast and directors after the performance. No, they won’t rub sunblock on your back.

By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea opens tomorrow and runs through Jan. 26 at the Vortex Theatre (2004½ Central SE), Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Adults $18, $12 with student ID. Pay-What-You-Will Sunday, Jan. 12. Reservations and tickets: vortexabq.org or 247-8600. The Vortex Theatre • Fri Jan 10 • 7:30pm • $12-$18 • View on Alibi calendar

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Ray Orley, Ed Chavez and Brian Haney are a comedic tour de force in   The Winter’s Tale  .
Photos by Alan Mitchell

Arts

All hail the bard

The Vortex Theatre is on its last weekend of shows in its last installment of the Will Power series—a run of Shakespearean productions. Leigh Hile reviewed The Winter’s Tale in this week’s Alibi. Check out her write-up to see why this might be one of the best slices of Shakespeare you’ll catch this year. Then head to one of the remaining three performances, including tonight’s at 7:30 p.m.

Ray Orley, Ed Chavez and Brian Haney are a comedic tour de force in   The Winter’s Tale  .
Photos by Alan Mitchell

Performance Review

In the Head of Winter

Vortex cures a case of bipolar Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale is a fascinating yet problematic play. But director Paul Ford boldly tackles its challenges in The Vortex’s final installment of Will Power, the theater’s annual summer Shakespeare festival.
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Alibi Picks

Good Spirits

Isabel Allende's La Casa de los Espíritus (The House of the Spirits) is a staple in Latin American magical realism. Through main character Alba, the sweeping novel tells the story of four generations of a Chilean family as they struggle through the nation's tumultuous political climate. The book has received countless film and stage adaptations since its publication in 1982, including the production now in its final week at The Vortex Theatre (2004 1/2 Central SE). Using Caridad Svich's stage version of the novel, director Valli Marie Rivera has incorporated song, dance and puppetry to bring the story's magical elements to life. Rivera also directed local author Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima at The Vortex in early 2010. This weekend’s shows are on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.