Now Playing:

A Tuna Christmas

By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard

Directed by Marc Comstock

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun.
November 30-December 30, 2018. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets: $22.

Now Playing:

A Tuna Christmas

By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard

Directed by Marc Comstock

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun.
November 30-December 30, 2018. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets: $22.

A Tuna Christmas "Thrives on over-the-top comedy."

Posted: December 14, 2018.
In Tuna, we see a collection of wannabes, ne'er-do-wells and felons, all tangled up in each other's lives as Christmas approaches.... Liberman and Miller are both excellent in their uninhibited goofiness.... Miller deliver[s] over-the-top characters many times, and he has a gift for it.... [Liberman] matches Miller's zaniness punch for punch.... The production team delivers well across the board. This is nice light and crazy fare.... (-Rob Spiegel, Talkin' Broadway Regional Reviews)

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Announcing the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival

Posted: December 13, 2018.

For five years, The Vortex's annual Shakespeare festival has been "Shakespeare on the Plaza" and for four years before that it was "Will Power." Welcome to the next, and best, phase: The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival.

Announcement from Peter Kierst, the Artistic Director of The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival

A Tuna Christmas: Extended One Week

Posted: December 2, 2018.
Can't fit all you need to do into your holiday schedule? Three new performances have been added for A Tuna Christmas:
  • Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 14:00 pm

Reservations...

Combined Auditions for Summer Shakespeare

Posted: November 28, 2018.

Combined auditions for 3 plays will be held at The Vortex on:
Saturday, January 12, 2019 1-4pm; and
Sunday, January 13, 2019 5-9pm

The plays are Romeo & Juliet (directed by Peter Shea Kierst), Love's Labour's Lost (directed by Shepard Sobel), and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (directed by Ryan Jason Cook).

Romeo & Juliet and Love's Labour's Lost will run June 7-30 as part of the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Park. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) will play at The Vortex July 12 - August 18, 2019.

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Flex Passes Make Great Gifts

Posted: November 21, 2018.
Get 6 shows for the price of 5. Flex passes can be used to make online reservations (use the "Pre-Paid Punch Card" option under Discounts) and are available at the box office. Email frontofhouse@vortexabq.org for information or to place orders. (Did we mention they make great gifts?)

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