Ticketgiveaway: Black Watch 2/17

*giveaway is now over*

KLRU has a commitment to presenting the arts to Austin. As part of this commitment we team up with local arts organizations to bring you television programs like In Context and online arts features on KLRU Collective. We also bring you the best of performance art from PBS with Great Performances and Live from Lincoln Center.

Today, we’re teaming up with Texas Performing Arts to bring you tickets to a live performance of Black Watch. Post a comment on this blog post for your chance to get a pair of tickets to the Feb. 17 show at 8 pm. The winner will be chosen at random on Feb. 15. Black Watch runs from Feb 16-20 at the Bass Concert Hall. Tickets can be purchased at texasperformingarts.org

PLEASE NOTE: Black Watch contains strong language, loud explosions, and strobe lighting. Not recommended for audiences under 16.

Presented in partnership with Fusebox Festival and the Department of Theatre and Dance, Black Watch is written by Gregory Burke and directed by John Tiffany.

This rare tour of Black Watch by the National Theatre of Scotland stops in Austin following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performances around the globe, and unanimous critical and popular acclaim. For this groundbreaking presentation, Texas Performing Arts is putting the audience on the Bass Concert Hall stage in a rare and intimate seating configuration.

Black Watch is a stirring play based on interviews conducted by Scottish playwright Gregory Burke with veteran soldiers who served in Iraq. Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror — and what it means to make the journey home again.

Hailed as a cultural landmark of the 21st century, John Tiffany’s production makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music, and song, all to create a visceral, complex, and urgent piece of theatre — compounded by your seat on stage, next to the action.

PLEASE NOTE: Black Watch contains strong language, loud explosions, and strobe lighting. Not recommended for audiences under 16.