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“An Iliad” opens Friday, March 19, runs through March 28

Brazosport Center Stages’ production of “An Iliad”, written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, opens Friday, March 19 on the outdoor stage at The Glen theater at Brazosport College. The show includes performances March 20-21, as well as the following weekend on March 26-28.

The production blends poetry and humor as Homer’s epic tale of the war between the Greeks and Trojans collides with the modern world in this captivating theatrical experience. The play explores vengeance, violence, loss and the everpresent nature of war, persisting throughout history from ancient times into the modern day.

The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller known as The Poet – possibly Homer, or one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. He is fated to tell this story throughout history. The set, the stage and the cast are small, but the story and its implications are astronomical.

Featuring three talented actors as The Poet, each one brings his own unique perspective to the production. See Wesley Copeland perform March 19 and 28, Bobby Britton, Jr. on March 20 and 26 and Jeremy Todd on March 21 and March 27.

Hear from the three actors as they discuss the production, the process and what makes “An Iliad” perfect for this present moment in time during “An Iliad Actor Talk” on YouTube.

(Note: The play contains strong language and detailed descriptions of violence. It may not be suitable for young or sensitive audiences.)

Tickets are being sold as pods, a socially-distanced space which will hold up to six people, and are being offered on a “pay what you can” basis with a suggested amount of $26. Audience members should plan to bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on the grass. Cancellations due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled.

The Glen theater is located across the parking lot from The Center, between The Clarion and Seidule Theater. Parking in the Brazosport College lot is free.

Don’t miss out on Brazosport Center Stages’ first production in more than six months! Tickets are available online or by calling/visiting The Center Box Office between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, or Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Reach the box office at 979-265-7731.

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Set Builders

Once it is built, it is time to add detail and color to the set. Set painters of various talent and experience levels can contribute to this fun and satisfying task. Novices can apply basic “base coats” of paint while more accomplished artists can follow behind add the detail (color, texture, shadow and highlight). Bring the set to vibrant life by volunteering as a set painter!
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Museum Attendant

Museum attendants welcome visitors to Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants also learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibits, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for gift shop sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant also helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the exhibits and artifacts on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Set Builders

During the time a Center Stages play is in production, set builders work on Saturdays (usually 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and, occasionally, during some weekdays, as volunteer availability allows. Volunteers should have a background in safe construction practices, including using various types of power tools. Though not necessary, set construction volunteers are encouraged to bring and use their own well-maintained and safe power tools. Wood is usually the most typical construction material, though occasionally other materials, such as metal, are used.
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Gallery Attendant

Gallery attendants welcome visitors to the art gallery and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibit, Brazosport Art League and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for art sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the art on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.