Classical theater joins the urban cityscape of Downtown Albuquerque 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 the MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, the lecherous Falstaff attempts to seduce married women, who see through him but lead him on in order to turn the tables on him.
About the Director: Dennis Elkins directed last year's highly successful Comedy of Errors. He has been an acclaimed actor, director and professor of theatre for many years. Most recently as Artistic Director and chair of the theatre department at Ft. Lewis College. He has directed Shakespeare many times, and also acted with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. We are delighted to have him back this year.
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.