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Homer’s classic story of the gods gets a twist in this Aquila Theatre Company production. The New York City troupe, known for its daring performances, sets the epic tale during World War II, and with stylized lighting, creates a performance that critics have called both “stirring” and “stunning.” A short lecture, held one hour before the show, begins each of the three captivating performances at the Newman Center this weekend. Fri-Sat, Mar. 27-28; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Byron Theatre at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. 303-871-7720, $38