Classical theater joins the urban cityscape of downtown as the City of Albuquerque and The Vortex Theater present Shakespeare on the Plaza with 15 free evening performances on Civic Plaza.
William Shakespeare's comedies AS YOU LIKE IT and MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR will include theatrical lighting and sound during the fully-costumed productions. Both plays are set in the 1960's.
In AS YOU LIKE IT, sibling rivalries, exiled lords, lovers in disguise, and some of Shakespeare's most well-known speeches end in reconciliation and marriage.
About the Director: Brendan McCall trained at NYU (BFA) and Bennington (MFA), has taught at the Yale School of Drama, the New School of Drama, New York University, and Working Classroom here in Albuquerque. He has directed in over 40 countries on 5 continents. He recently directed the movement-theater concept album «Visions of Kerouac» (Norway) and «Swift Justice» (USA), and will direct Aaron Landsman's site-specific «Open House» this autumn (Norway + Morocco).
Come early to grab a bite from a local food truck, beer or wine from the Plaza Bar, or just come and enjoy the new Civic Plaza fountain. Because seats are limited, feel free to bring your own chairs or blankets and enjoy true theatre.
Parking is available immediately beneath the plaza for a small fee, and free parking is available in the area.