The Yellow Boat
By David Saar
Directed by RayRey Griego
The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child's life and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A Scandinavian folksong tells of three little boats: "One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun." Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, "Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat." Benjamin's remarkable voyage continues to touch audiences around the world.
March 16-April 2, 2023.
Thu-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm.
Tickets: $24, $19.
Auditions for: Parfumerie
The Vortex will hold auditions for 'Parfumerie', by Miklós László and directed by James Cady on:Saturday, April 1, 2023 1-4pm
Sunday, April 2, 2023 9am-12 noon
Audition format: By appointment. Actors should come with a 1 minute prepared monologue. - their choice of material. Click to sign up for an appointment below.