Nichols School Sponsors Road Less Traveled Productions's AN ILIAD, 3/7-30

Nichols School Sponsors Road Less Traveled Productions's AN ILIAD, 3/7-30

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) has announced that the next production in its 2013-2014 10th Anniversary season, An Iliad, by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, has received sponsorship support from Nichols School, a nationally recognized co-educational college preparatory school in Buffalo, NY.

Starring RLTP Ensemble Member Matt Witten and directed by David Oliver, An Iliad is a one-man tour-de-force that takes viewers through a world filled with historic encounters between heroes, the bonds of honor, and the machinations of the meddling gods. Many important players from this mythological conflict come to life on the stage, including Homer, the bard credited with passing on the earliest version of this story.

In connection with its sponsorship support, Nichols School students will enjoy a special on-campus performance of the play. The upcoming event has been closely woven with class curricula. Additional collaboration resulting from the sponsorship includes faculty input on the program insert distributed to the audience throughout the production run.

"Nichols is thrilled to be partnering with Road Less Traveled on An Iliad." said Nichols Art Department Chair and RLTP Ensemble Member Kristen Tripp Kelley. "This dynamic retelling of Homer's classic will give Nichols students the chance to connect to our Arts and English curriculum in a new and powerful way."

RLTP Board Chair and Nichols School Alumna Ellen Hassett Cahill said, "Nichols School supports a lifetime of student achievement, whether the student is currently enrolled or an alumna of 30 years. Already universally recognized for its contributions in the liberal arts, Nichols is forever forging even greater academic value for its students-in this case, especially, for those studying in particular pursuit of the Arts. I am grateful to the school for its strong support of RLTP and its ongoing leadership dedication to the community."

An Iliad opens Friday, March 7th and runs through Sunday, March 30th at the Road Less Traveled Theater in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre. Regular performance times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Tickets are $35 general admission and $17 for students. Student tickets for Mighty Taco Talkback Thursday performances are only $5 (with ID). Groups of 10 or more may apply for group discounts. Tickets can be ordered online at, by calling the RLTP Box Office at (716) 629-3069, or by visiting the Box Office during the 30 minutes prior to any performance. Reservations are suggested.

Because of the play's scholastic applicability, special Student Matinees of An Iliad also are scheduled for Wednesday March 12th and Wednesday, March 19th at 10:00AM at the Road Less Traveled Theater. Please call (716) 629-3069 for details or to reserve seating.

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is a professional, non-profit theatre company dedicated to the development and production of new theatrical works by Western New York playwrights, as well as presentations of esteemed modern dramas of outstanding literary merit. RLTP, a member of the National New Play Network, is located in the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre in the Theatre District of Downtown Buffalo, NY. For more information about RLTP and to purchase tickets, visit or call (716) 629-3069. RLTP's work is made possible through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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