By Neil LaBute
Directed by Debi Kierst
How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized—and then some. Fat Pig, starting with its gleefully harsh title, will make its audience wince, then grin, then wince at themselves for grinning. That's playwright LaBute: funny in a mean way, or mean in a funny way, depending on your point of view. You emerge from his plays either praising him for the metaphoric slap in the face or simply wishing you knew where he lived, so you can hunt him down.
April 18-May 11, 2014. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets $18.
Preview: Apr 17, 2014 7:30 pm
PWYW: Apr 20, 2014
Talkback: Apr 27, 2014
Review for Fat Pig
Posted: April 23, 2014.
"The Vortex's production of 'Fat Pig' is the best to be seen on its stage in ages. It'll make you laugh, feel bad, and, hopefully, make you think a bit about why you're doing." (Graham Gentz, The Daily Lobo)
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Looking to Hire: Box Office and Front of House Manager
Posted: April 17, 2014.
Seeking employee to handle ticket sales and manage box office volunteers. Hands on, good telephone presence. Part-time, wages to be negotiated, up to 60 hours per month.
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FREE Introduction to Shakespeare on the Plaza
Posted: April 15, 2014.
David Richard Jones will outline "Shakespeare on the Plaza," an Albuquerque innovation taking Shakespeare where he belongs and where he started—outside in the open air—with a New Mexican twist!
Posted: March 29, 2014.
After a lifetime of renting, borrowing rehearsal space, and leaky roofs, The Vortex Theatre has bought a building...