In the hands of the gods: An Iliad and Cas­san­dra

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Three, a new the­atri­cal per­for­mance group based in Al­bu­querque that is ded­i­cated to pro­gres­sive and ex­per­i­men­tal work, presents two plays over three days at Teatro Paraguas Stu­dio (3205 Calle Marie). The first, at 7:30 p.m. on Fri­day, June 5, is An Iliad, writ­ten by Lisa Peter­son and well-known char­ac­ter ac­tor De­nis O’Hare

(Law & Or­der, Amer­i­can Hor­ror Story) and di­rected by com­pany mem­ber Michelle Law­son. The one-per­son retelling of Homer’s clas­sic ex­plores the hu­man cost of the Tro­jan War. At 7:30 p.m. on Satur­day, June 6, and at 2 p.m. on Sun­day, June 7, is Cas­san­dra, an orig­i­nal work by com­pany mem­bers Jenny Hoffman, Yolanda Knight, and Matthew McVey-Lee, that culls bits and pieces of the story of Apollo’s sup­pos­edly men­tally un­sta­ble failed sex­ual con­quest, from clas­sic but limited in­ter­pre­ta­tions of her by Aeschy­lus, Euripi­des, and Shake­speare, among oth­ers, to achieve a fuller pic­ture of her life than has pre­vi­ously been writ­ten. Tick­ets, which are $15 ($10 for stu­dents and se­niors), and a two-show com­bined price of $25, are avail­able at www.squareup.com/mar­ket/ three­p­er­for­mance­group; call 505-424-1601 for reser­va­tions. — Jen­nifer Levin

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