The Contemporary Arts Center has announced is stage performances for the 2014-15 season, an eclectic lineup that starts with a one-man “Iliad” and includes concerts, dance, an aerial show and a documentary film.
Advance tickets are $35 for general admission; $25 CAC members. Tickets at the door are $40 and $30.
Season combination pricing will be $100 for three shows, $120 for four, and $140 for five.
For tickets and information, call (504) 528-3800.
The first performance, “An Iliad,” starring Denis O’Hare, will be performed Sept. 27 and 28. Lia Peterson, Obie-award-winning director, helms the retelling of Homer’s epic in a play adapted by O’Hare and Peterson.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 10
Singer-bassist Ndegeocello returns to New Orleans with her band to perform her new album, “Comet, Come to Me.”
Sam Green & Yo La Tengo: “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller”
7:30 p.m. Nov. 7
Accompanied by indie rock band Yo La Tengo, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green narrates a live documentary on the life of R. Buckminster Fuller — neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor.
Nov. 20, 21 and 22
Genre-defying theater company Rude Mechanicals merges themes of evolutionary biology, murder mystery theater, and gaming with Now Now Oh Now, an interactive puzzle. Times to be announced.
Sidra Bell Dance New York
7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6
Sidra Bell’s ReVUE, exploring themes such as sexuality and gender politics, pushes societal boundaries and eludes traditional expectations of dance.
Trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval, Cuban-born protégé of Dizzy Gillespie and winner of 10 Grammy Awards and the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom, appears for a one-night-only jazz performance featuring a selection of works from his five-decade career.
March 6 and 7
Internationally renowned Ethiopian singer-songwriter turned bandleader Meklit Hadero performs a soulful and provocative showcase of her recent album “We Are Alive,” combining jazz, folk, and East African influences.
The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)
Double Edge Theatre makes its regional debut with “The Grand Parade,” an aerial performance that is called “equal parts circus, vaudeville, and magical realism.” Directed by Stacy Klein, composed by Alexander Bakshi.
In celebration of Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday, New York cabaret and drag icon Joey Arias channels the trailblazing vocalist and jazz legend in a spectacle of old-Hollywood Big Band glamour.