SEASON 16 | NOVEMBER 2003
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Lorella Loftus
Presented by VORTEX
The VORTEX has often produced classic works with original twists. Non-traditional casting, futuristic settings, lavish costumes, and a concise cutting of the text create an exciting and contemporary production of this action-packed literary treasure, Coriolanus.
Coriolanus is the story of Roman patrician and warrior, Caius Marcius, named Coriolanus for his single-handed conquest of the Volscian city of Corioli. Marcius is the archetypal over-reacher, a man of contradictions who battles constantly with the enemies of Rome, his own class, his mother, and his inner demons.
Thirteen-year VORTEX-veteran actor Matthew Patterson makes a final appearance on The VORTEX stage as Coriolanus before relocating to London. Since 1990, Patterson has received numerous awards and nominations for his VORTEX work. He has starred in dozens of VORTEX productions including Shopping & Fucking, The Deluge, Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, The Pitchfork Disney, Machinal, Beirut, The Baltimore Waltz, King Lear.
Matthew Patterson, Jennifer Underwood, Betsy McCann, Content Love Knowles, Todd Porter, Melissa Vogt, Sean O’Brien, Blake Anthony DeLong, Abbey Windham, Errich Petersen, and Kate Gibson
Adapted and Directed by Lorella Loftus. Production Designer by Chad Salvata. Set Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Brian S. Davis. Costume Design by Kari Perkins & Chad Salvata