The Vortex Has Moved! New Location: 2900 Carlisle NE

Now Playing:

In the Next Room (The Vibrator Play)

By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Joe Alberti

In the Next Room (The Vibrator Play) is Sarah Ruhl's witty, provocative play set in the 1880s after the invention of electricity. The play is about both sexuality and intimacy in an era when women were raised to believe sex was something to be endured rather than enjoyed. Female "hysteria" was then a misdiagnosis by the Victorian medical community of symptoms brought on by sexual frustration. Doctors treated the condition with the electronic vibrator to bring women to orgasm, a treatment that was seen as therapeutic rather than erotic. The play focuses on the wife of one such doctor and her journey toward a loving, sexual relationship with her husband. The play was nominated for three Tony Awards in 2010, including best play.
"...imbued with a poetic richness rarely found in contemporary American playwriting....an excellent production at Vortex Theatre." (Matthew Yde for Albuquerque Journal)
April 17-May 10, 2015. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets $22.

Preview: Apr 16, 2015 7:30 pm

All seats $12 Opening Weekend of Red Herring

Posted: April 22, 2015.
All seats are just $12 for opening weekend (May 22-24) of this "noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices." Sorry, other discounts cannot be combined with this already-reduced price.

Theatre Camp For Kids Starts July 20

Posted: April 14, 2015.
Two-week course for children ages 8 - 14 teaches improvisation, mime, speech, character development, and other skills for the stage, culminating in a presentation on Saturday, August 1.

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The Vortex Has Moved! New Location: 2900 Carlisle NE

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