2307 Manor Rd.
This 75-seat Eastside theatre may have been built out of a dilapidated metal barn, but for over 20 years it’s been home to some of the city’s most cutting-edge and risk-taking theatre – often bending both mind and gender. Nude dinner with Salvador Dalí? Check. Aerialist space operas? Check. Musicals based on goddesses and elements of nature? Check. Check it out? Check. For all its envelope-pushing, the Vortex is as welcoming a theatre as you’ll find in town. Come for the show, stay for cocktails at the Butterfly Bar and sumptuous Italian dishes at the Patrizi’s food truck outside.
When Patrick Terry brought his Wondershow to the Vortex a while back
, the highlight of the series was this guy, this Goldenhersh
, this affable and seemingly ordinary human who nonetheless brings Dr. Strange
-level miracles of stage magic to every performance. Can we recommend this night of more intimate
illusions, right in front of your boggled peepers, highly enough? We can't even. Bonus: Patrizi's
, right there on-site! Thu., Feb. 23 - Sat., Feb. 25Thu.-Sat., Feb. 23-25, 8pm. $15-35.