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The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) local arts agency whose mission is “Connecting residents and visitors with arts & culture to enrich the Pikes Peak region.” Governed by an engaged Board of Directors, and with the leadership and passion of a small but dedicated staff, our work at the Cultural Office is all about elevating the visibility, value, and impact of the creative sector in our community.

COMMUNITY EVENTS


African Curry #5

05-18-2021 - 05-18-2021

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Faculty Artists Concert Series: Season Finale

05-18-2021 - 05-18-2021

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Little Learners

05-19-2021 - 05-19-2021

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Chauncy Crandall & Friends on the Front Porch

05-19-2021 - 05-19-2021

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Cooking with Mustard and Vinegar

05-19-2021 - 05-19-2021

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Four Pasta Sauces with San Marzano Tomatoes

05-20-2021 - 05-20-2021

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All About Vinegar

05-20-2021 - 05-20-2021

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Tony Exum Jr.

05-20-2021 - 05-20-2021

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Arise Roots Unplugged featuring Karim Israel and Chris Brennan

05-21-2021 - 05-21-2021

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Military & 1st Responder Appreciation Show

05-21-2021 - 05-21-2021

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3rd Annual Spring Youth Art Show

05-22-2021 - 05-22-2021

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'NORAD and the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station'

05-22-2021 - 05-22-2021

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'An Iliad'

Presented by Theatreworks at Ent Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs

May 06 - May 23

In An Iliad, one actor and one musician tell Homer’s timeless tale of fate and fury through vivid storytelling and live music. This imaginative theatrical experience brings us to the battlefield where gods, heroes, and empires clash in a quest for vengeance and glory—an age-old story reinvented for our modern era.

This celebration of human resilience and the power of story marks Theatreworks’ return to live, in-person performance: only the second Equity theatre in the state and...

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In An Iliad, one actor and one musician tell Homer’s timeless tale of fate and fury through vivid storytelling and live music. This imaginative theatrical experience brings us to the battlefield where gods, heroes, and empires clash in a quest for vengeance and glory—an age-old story reinvented for our modern era.

This celebration of human resilience and the power of story marks Theatreworks’ return to live, in-person performance: only the second Equity theatre in the state and the first in Southern Colorado to begin anew. An Iliad will be performed outdoors, in the Ent Center for the Arts Lawn against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, in a classic story brought home to Colorado Springs.

One person, the Poet, returns to tell a tale of a city ravaged by plague and war, and the heroes who people it. The Poet not only tells the story of the final days of the Trojan War, he also embodies Achilles, Hector, Hermes, Helen, and others. The Muse, embodied in this production by a cellist playing original compositions for Anthony Tan, drives him on in his quest through the centuries to understand why people wreak such havoc on each other.

"An Iliad" content advisory: This production contains strong adult language and a detailed discussion of conflict and battle. As every person is different, we do not usually offer age recommendations; however, we are always happy to talk with you if you have specific questions. Please email clowans@uccs.edu.

***Virtual tickets to this performance can also be purchased.

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Dates & times

Thu, May 20 @ 7:00 pm Fri, May 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, May 22 @ 2:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, May 22 @ 7:00 pm Sun, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - Less dates

Admission

Adults and Youth: $21 Military and Veterans: $15 UCCS students are always free Streaming tickets can be purchased May 13-23 for all patrons for whom safety or distance prevent them from sharing the show with us in person.

(719) 255-3232

tickets@uccs.edu

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Location

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5225 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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