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With partial funding by the Wyoming Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, Relative Theatrics presents the Wyoming Premiere of AN ILIAD by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, a modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic. Performances are on the stage of the Laramie Plains Civic Center (LPCC) Gryphon Theatre September 5-7 and 11-14 at 7:30pm with a matinee on Sunday September 8 at 3:00pm. All performances are followed by a chat-back with the actors and design team. Audience seating is on stage and there is a limit of 50 tickets per show so attendees are encouraged to get tickets in advance or arrive early. The play contains adult themes and language.
Description: Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller—possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. She is fated to tell this “explosive, altogether breathtaking” story throughout history, “brilliantly meshing past and present calamity, with touches of the most caustic dark humor suddenly shifting into unimaginable pathos.” AN ILIAD is directed by Andrew Thornton and features local actor Anne Mason.
Tickets: Tickets are $12 in advance or $16 the day of the performance (subject to availability). Student and senior discounted tickets are $10 in advance or $14 the day of the show, with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gryphontheatre.org or at the LPCC ofﬁce (room 110) during its business hours Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. Admission is limited to 50 seats per show. Tickets may also be purchased in person at Coal Creek TAP for the set price of $12 plus a nominal ticketing fee. Patrons with proof of advance ticket sales can receive a pizza and two beers at Coal Creek TAP for $20.
Relative Theatrics strives to present thought-provoking theatre that examines the joining qualities of the human race. We believe that theatre is a forum with the power to illuminate the binding qualities of humanity and reinforce the ideals that as a society we have values that pose as common ground and emotions that relate us to one another. Taking artistic risk, we provide a community gathering place where thoughts can be exchanged about society, culture, and the power of creativity.