Pay What You Will for David Mamet Play at The Vortex

April 25, 2012 by  
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A Pay What You Will show at The Vortex Theatre for their new production of Speed-the-Plow. I suspect we’ll all be speeding over, seeing as we can name our own price…

The Vortex Theatre production of Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, directed by Harry Zimmerman, opens this Friday April 27, running until May 20, 2012.  Regular priced tickets are an already very reasonable $15, but the performance on Sunday April 29 at 2 pm is a pay what you will show, meaning you can pay any amount you like for your tickets when you arrive at the theatre.

You should still make a reservation at the Vortex Theatre website to make sure they keep seats for you, although they don’t take any payment online. (Because you just pay what you choose when you get there on the day!) Note that seats must be claimed by 10 minutes before curtain time, or they might give them to someone else.

Speed-the-Plow is a play about movie executives and the promo description asks: “Can there be a Hollywood happy ending to this triangle of loyalty and love?”  I love the award-winning writer David Mamet for his absolute mastery of dialogue, and he’s known for plays including Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross, and American Buffalo, the screenplays The Verdict, The Untouchables, and Wag the Dog, and in his spare time 😉 he writes novels.  This is not a play for the kids or the sensitive – it contains strong language and mature themes.

The Vortex Theatre is located near UNM at 2004 1/2 Central Avenue SE.



Pay What You Can Night: “Golda’s Balcony”

May 12, 2009 by  
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It’s not often you can catch live theater in Albuquerque on a “pay what you can” basis, so don’t miss this opportunity!

Golda Meir was a common name in the news during the 1970s. Today’s youth and young adults, however, may have no idea who she was.

If you fall into that category, or even if you well remember the Israeli Prime Minister from her heyday, the play “Golda’s Balcony” will be well worth catching at the Vortex Theatre. Tickets are regularly $15 each, but you can attend a special “pay what you can” performance at 6:00pm on Sunday, May 17 (2009).

The play, written by Tony Award winner William Gibson, chronicles Golda’s personal and political lives as they become interwoven with the growth of the Israeli state.

To attend this special performance, you need to make a reservation via the Vortex website. We recommend doing so as early as possible, as this show undoubtedly will sell out!

The Vortex Theatre is located near UNM at 2004 1/2 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes