Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 6:04 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fundraiser for Artist in Schools program set for next week

As part of her artist residency starting next week, Elizabeth Ware with Mark Robokoff presents "War of Wills" at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Mariner Theater, a fundraiser for Bunnell Street Arts Center's Artist in Schools program.

In their play, Ware and Robokoff bring to life William Shakespeare's interpretations of the battle of the sexes, a theme in Shakespearean plays from "Richard III" to "The Taming of the Shrew." Suggested for children grades 6 to adult, "War of Wills" is a "pay as you can" production, with suggested ticket prices of $5 to $10 for youth and $15 to $25 for adults.

Ware and Robokoff also appear in "Helen," a play by Ellen McLaughlin and directed by David Edgecombe, showing at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 and 3 and 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Inspired by Homer's epic poems, "Helen" examines the question, "What is the price of beauty?" Featuring a talking cow and an irreverent goddess, the play is a timeless twist on an ancient story. Ursula Gould, Tamar Shai and Vivian Melde also appear in the play. Admission is pay as you can with a suggested price of $15. Advance tickets for both plays are on sale at Bunnell Street Arts Center.