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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 23 2012

According to Greek legend, Idomeneus was a Trojan War hero who saved himself from drowning by promising the gods he'd sacrifice the first living thing he saw when he returned home—only to be greeted there by his own 18-year-old son. This 2008 one-act by German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig turns the gruesome tale into a poetic meditation on war, duty, and survivor's guilt. Featuring a cast of 15, Jonathan Green's U.S. premiere production for Sideshow Theatre Company is marked by an arresting and skillful use of choral speaking, stylized ensemble movement, and striking visual and sound design. —Albert Williams

Price: $15-$25


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