Step Right Up! Come one, come all! Join in this once-in-a-lifetime experience at Performance Park @ The VORTEX this spring. Pass through the Gates of Mystery and Imagination and into a world of multi-layered games to be won, intriguing riddles to be unraveled, and stories to be explored. Along the way, we work together to disrupt hierarchies of power and restore balance.
Unlike anything you have ever experienced, Performance Park is an interactive game, an original musical, an art installation, and a magical divination through Tarot. But like an amusement park, national park, or museum, you can take in as much or as little of Performance Park as you wish. Dress up in a costume, wander the grounds, unlock the mysteries, play games on the Midway, sing songs in the bar, seek entry to the Magician's Sanctum, or stand back and watch the characters sing, dance, and play from afar. Choose your own Adventure!
And of course, you may return again and again over the course of 8 weeks in order to take in even more of Performance Park.
When: March 23-May 12, 2018 Thursday-Sunday
Check-in: 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15 pm
Please note that the entry times vary. Limited admission for each time slot. Advanced purchase strongly recommended to secure desired admission time.
ASL-Interpreted Saturday, April 7--Free to deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences.
A toolkit is required to maximize the experience of Performance Park. Oracles receive the most advanced information and perks.
Conceived and Directed by Bonnie Cullum. The Cast features VORTEX Company artists Melissa Vogt as Baba Yaga/High Priestess, Patricia Wappner as Temperance, Gabriel Maldonado as Emperor, Chelsea Manasseri as Justice, Trey Deason as Devil, Content Love Knowles as Death, Tyler Mabry as Chariot, Jesus Valles as Wheel of Fortune, Heidi Penix as Hermit, Eryn Gettys as Hierophant, Alex Cogburn as Fool, Jennifer Coy Jennings as Queen of Cups, Annie Kim Hedrick as Queen of Wands, Sandie Donzica as Star, and Andy Agne as Tower. The cast also features VORTEX favorites Micah Gause as Hanged One, Lori Navarrete as Moon, Susan Bennett as Queen of Pentacles, Oktavea Williams as Queen of Swords, Traci Laird and Marliza Mendez as Lovers, Toni Baum as Judgement, and Tiffany Nicely-Williams as Empress. Kristin DeGroot as Strength, Mary Ochoa as Sun, Michelé Crowder as Gaia/World, and Sarah Abrahiem as Magician make their VORTEX debuts.