Deus Ex Machina

By Liz Fisher

A play reading in our series “Homegrown: New Plays by Local Playwrights”

6pm  |  August 3, 2024
At the Round Rock Public Library

Homegrown: New Plays by Local Playwrights

Pull back the curtain for an intimate view of the playmaking process! Penfold has collected scripts in development by rising stars in the Central Texas playwriting community and will be teasing them to audiences in a series of play readings throughout the spring and summer. Join us at the Round Rock Public Library’s beautiful new downtown campus while we nurture local voices, enjoy an up-close evening of laughter and surprise, and support Penfold’s new home in Round Rock set to open this fall!

Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina is a live, choose-your-own-adventure performance that gives total control of the play’s storyline to the audience. Written by Penfold Associate Artistic Director Liz Fisher, Deus Ex Machina rips characters from Greek mythology and throws them into a gladiator ring. Through the power of Zeus, the audience is transformed into gods and battle it out like clashing titans to determine the fates of the infamous characters of the House of Atreus: Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Electra, and Orestes. But no matter what the audience chooses, there are consequences, and not all of these characters will make it out alive.

Price: Free (donations appreciated)
Run time: 2 hours
For ages: High school+

Need help? Email us or dial (512) 850-4849.


Round Rock Public Library

200 E Liberty Ave
Round Rock, TX 78664
See map

Parking: Free parking in the parking garage and on the street.

This project is funded in part by the City of Round Rock.

Season Sponsors

Round Rock - Arts & Culture
Next Act Foundation
Old Settlers Association
P&B Print and Design Studio
Tri-M Foundation