Meet Albuquerque’s Theatre Scene
Did you know Albuquerque has a well-developed live theatre community?
From children’s theatre to improv, you can find it all in Albuquerque, and there are a lot of great shows to see in June. Here’s some of our favorites for you to see!
June 7 – Romeo And Juliet/Love’s Labour’s Lost
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Romeo & Juliet is opening in just TWO WEEKS! We’re so excited to share this classic tale of love and loss with you…and all shows are 100% FREE! Go to https://www.newmexicoshakespearefest.org for more info. #romeoandjuliet #newmexicoshakespearefestival #shakespeareinthepark #theatre #shakespeare #vortexabq #supportlocalart #newmexicotrue @visitabq @oneabq @abqtodo @nmveteransmemorial All photos by Ryan Dobbs.
There is no reason not to catch a play with free admission. As part of New Mexico’s Shakespeare Festival, the Vortex Theatre will be hosting Romeo and Juliet and Love’s Labour’s Lost at the New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial Park. Two classic plays, one is the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers that you read in high school, the other is the comedic following of lecherous men as they try to swear off women. Both are amazing, and showcase how timeless Shakespeare’s writing is.
June 15 – Funny Fiesta
Enjoy an evening of improv theatre, along with other variety show acts at the Blackout Theatre. As you can see from the Youtube videos, the troupe is hilarious, and will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter. You never know what they will come up with, and that’s the beauty of improv theatre!
June 27 – The Manoa Project
Explore cultural issues in the Native American and Latinx communities in The Manoa Project. A student theatre troupe, they will be using their production to start a conversation on identity in regards to Albuquerque cultural landmark projects, and their acting will inspire you to look at situations in a new light.
Ongoing – The Box
The Box is a local improv theatre that has numerous shows for you attend, and every single one turns out differently. With audience suggestions, these skilled actors will weave together a ridiculous, yet coherent tale for you, including musical numbers! It’s a great way to spend an evening, and sure to help you relax!