Excerpt from promotional art for Year of the Rooster.

Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to Upstart Productions’ Year of the Rooster

A chance to see the first of multiple collaborations between local theater groups and the Wyly.

It may technically be the Year of the Horse, but over at the Wyly Theatre it’s about to be the Year of the Rooster when Upstart Productions kicks off the Elevator Project with Eric Dufault’s play. Want to be there for opening night on August 22? We’ve got a pair of tickets for you to win below. Performing in the Wyly’s sixth-floor Studio Theatre, Upstart is the first of six performance groups to present a show in the Wyly as part of this groundbreaking collaboration between the AT&T Performing Arts Center and smaller companies, most of whom don’t have a permanent home. It’s a big deal, and the remaining five groups–The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, Dallas Actor’s Lab, Second Thought Theatre, Cara Mia Theatre Co., and African American Repertory Theater–will each present a show through June of next year. Here is the description of Rooster, courtesy of Upstart:

Gil Pepper has been stepped on by everyone around him.  Abused by his ailing mother, emasculated by his McDonald’s co-workers and taunted by his wealthy rivals…but he’s finally got an ace in the hole – Odysseus Rex – a rooster he’s been training since birth to be a fearsome killing machine. Now, for the first time in Gil’s life, he’s experiencing things he’s never had – hope, victory, and revenge. Contains strong language.

The play will run 15 performances and closes on September 6. To win a pair of tickets to opening night on August 22 at 8 pm, click here to enter.. We’ll contact the winner on Thursday at 4 pm. May the rooster be with you!