Images by Kimberley Mead:
by William Shakespeare in a new adaptation by Rudy Ramirez
starring Jennifer Underwood
directed by Rudy Ramirez
May 20 - June 18
Thursdays - Sundays at 8 p.m.
(Jennifer Coy as Regan, Suzanne Balling as Cordelia)
In an age when women hold more power and in a time when the media turns the private into the public a mother divides her empire among her daughters. As her world crumbles and her family turns its back on her, can she face the storm and find love, forgiveness, and peace? A Celtic legend made into a Renaissance masterpiece, The VORTEX now re-imagines William Shakespeare's King Lear as a female leader for the modern world, where globalization blurs the line between governments and corporations and names like Clinton, Palin, Thatcher, Stewart, Wintour, and Winfrey have inspired admiration, contempt and controversy. Jennifer Underwood leads a cast of Austin's finest actors in a story of gender and power, family and business, compassion and betrayal.