When VORTEX Repertory Company relocated to this barn on Manor Road a few years back and christened it Planet Theatre, it chose an especially apt moniker; watching some of the experimental work staged there - such as the cybernetic operas The Black Blood and Panoptikon - you feel as if you've beamed onto some alien world. But we count that as a good. Austin needs theatres that can propel us into "the final frontier," whatever that might be, and Bonnie Collum and her fearless VORTEX crew have made it their continuing mission to bravely go where no one has gone before. What makes it a continuing pleasure to follow them into the unknown is their heart and courtesy to patrons and gratitude at having you on their planet.
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