"An Iliad" (February 16–26)

Austin Scottish Rite Theater

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The Deal

  • $20–$30 for two tickets for best available seating (up to $40 value)
  • Performances are available on Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays

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An Iliad

Before it was set in text and solidified on the silver screen, Homer’s epic tale of the Trojan War was an elastic, shape-shifting beast. Poet passed the tale to poet through song, making up the details in the moment while sticking to the basic structure and the same characters. So when Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare decided to bring the classic to the stage, they brought this loose tradition back, too. While tales of battle throw men and gods together, all the audience sees is a Poet, Cami Alys, and a group of musicians led by Seth Osborn expressing the tale through music. “It’s a good story,” the Poet says, though its telling is not without a price. “Every time I sing this song, I hope it’s the last time.”

While the staging is simple, the performance is anything but. “The language sears impossible-to-stage tableaux of death and destruction on your mind’s eye,” wrote Time Out New York of the original production, calling it “pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying.”

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Penfold Theatre Company

Penfold Theatre Company takes offense to the notion that the best theater comes from New York. In every successful season, the Round Rock stock of actors and artists give the Great White Way a run for its money with inspired productions. Hatched in the summer of 2007—after an 18-hour road trip led its founders to the dramatic potential of the hills of north Travis and Williamson Counties—Penfold quickly blossomed into a community jewel and a critics’ darling. Winner of the Austin Critics Table Award for Best Musical Production for the third year in a row, the troupe embarks on a new season filled with comedy, drama, and music—all while breeding new stocks of young thespians in their Penfold Players acting classes and summer camps.

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