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The Vortex

2307 Manor Rd.
Austin, 78722
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.

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A Perfect Robot

Finally, FTW, here's the world premiere of Sarah Saltwick's excellent drama about an artificial intelligence, abandoned by her creator, who (with the help of the ghost of Alan Turing) works to free herself from the restraints of technology. Featuring Amelia Turner as Mollybot, Joey Hood as Alan Turing, with Jesus I. Valles, Trey Deason, Andreá Smith, and Sarah Danko. Directed by Rudy Ramirez for The Vortex. Thu., Jan. 19 - Sat., Feb. 11Jan. 19-Feb. 11. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Also: Wed., Feb. 8, 8pm.

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