Special Production
Opens this Sunday: May 16, 2021

Hunker Down
By Robert F. Benjamin
Directed by Duchess Dale

Dates: May 16-30, 2021
Times: Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Tickets: FREE

THIS SHOW IS PRESENTED LIVE OVER ZOOM EVERY NIGHT. THIS SHOW IS NOT PRERECORDED.

The Vortex Theatre hosts the Albuquerque premiere of Hunker Down, a winner in the 2021 Roadrunner New Mexico Theatre Festival. This is the fifth of six plays presented as part of The Vortex Theatre's 2021 Virtual Season.

In May of 2020, neighbors Bari and Kevin are contending with the isolation forced upon them by the pandemic. After two months of lock down, the extroverted Bari reaches her limit and comes knocking on Kevin's door desperate for a little human connection. A self-identified curmudgeon, Kevin turns her away, but agrees to meet on Zoom. This heartwarming story about staying sane while staying safe gives us perspective, romance, and humor.


Director Duchess Dale says, "Robert has written the perfect pandemic play with a wonderful balance of reality and romance. I'm very excited to be working with Alaina Warren Zachary and Harry Zimmerman—two exciting actors new to me but well known and admired in Albuquerque."

Head shot Alaina Warren Zachary
Alaina Warren Zachary
Head shot Harry Zimmerman
Harry Zimmerman

Thanks to funding from the City of Albuquerque and New Mexico Arts, all tickets are free, but reservations must be made on the Vortex website. On the day of each performance, registrants will be emailed a link to the LIVE ZOOM performance. You can use this Test Link (https://zoom.us/test) from Zoom to make sure your browser is compatible with Zoom. The Vortex is unable to provide technical assistance.

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