Main Season Production
June 22-July 9, 2023

By Miklós László
Directed by James Cady
Adapted by E.P. Dowdall

Dates: June 22-July 9, 2023
Times: Thu-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Tickets: $24, $19

The Vortex celebrates Christmas in June with this play by Miklós László and adapted by E.P. Dowdall. This new adaptation of the play that inspired the movies You've Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner is a warm, gentle comedy that follows the tangled tale of Parfumerie employee George Horvath. Just days before Christmas, George's boss, Hammerschmidt, fires him after mistakenly suspecting him to be the lover of his unfaithful wife. Meanwhile, George's own love life goes awry when he discovers that the stranger he has fallen in love with through a secret correspondence is none other than Amalia Balash, a co-worker with whom he constantly feuds. For the employees of the Parfumerie, only the truth can lead to a happy resolution in this old-fashioned, romantic Christmas tale.

Pay-What-You-Will: Sunday, June 25, 2023
Talkback: Sunday, July 2, 2023

James Cady, director, has previously directed The Iceman Cometh, The Philadelphia Story, The Front Page, Death of a Salesman and Blood Knot at the Vortex and All my Sons at the Adobe. Mr. Cady says, "This play is perfectly charming – a delight for me to direct and, I think, a delight for the audience."

This production features Phil Shortell (The Iceman Cometh) as Hammerschmidt and Matthew Van Wettering (Blood Knot, The Real Thing) as George. Set Design is by May Rossman (The Yellow Boat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.)