Main Season Production
NOW PLAYING: August 30-September 22, 2019

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
By Frank McGuinness
Directed by Marty Epstein

Dates: August 30-September 22, 2019
Times: Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Tickets: $24

A Northern Irish regiment prepares for the Battle of the Somme, one of the most famous and bloodiest battles of World War One. Taking place both in France during the battle and in various locations in Northern Ireland, the play is a poignant piece dealing with each character's fears, loves and events in their lives that brought them to this time seen through the eyes of the surviving member.

Preview: August 29, 2019 7:30 pm
Pay-What-You-Will: Sunday, September 1, 2019
Talkback: Sunday, September 8, 2019

A work of audacity and ambition, written early in his career, McGuinness's drama folds history, psyche and sexuality within a complex structure. Contrasting the bluff bravado of the frontline with the truths of their brief time on leave, McGuiness exposes the fears, insecurities, loves and passions of a generation facing an early death.

The Vortex cast features Phil Shortell, Micah McCoy, Caedmon Holland, Tim Riley, Michael Weppler, Parker Owen, Stuart Neef, Christopher Dempsey, and Yannig Morin.

About the director
Director Epstein previously directed Absurd Person Singular and The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Vortex, A Crack in the Wall at The Adobe Theater, Abigail's Party for West End Productions and many other productions in Albuquerque. He said, "This show is a compassionate, passionate work that displays the carnage of war without losing sight of the humanity which it affects."

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