Translated by Robert Fagles from Homer’s 3000-year-old epic poem “The Iliad,” playwrights Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare deliver a contemporized and compelling narrative with the use of a single actor and musician. Crafted around the stories of Achilles and Hector, in language that is by turns poetic and conversational, An Iliad brilliantly refreshes this world classic. What emerges is a powerful and lively piece of theatrical storytelling that vividly drives home the timelessness of mankind’s compulsion toward violence.
The NYTimes calls An Iliad “Spellbinding”; TimeOut NY called it “Pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying” and the Philadelphia Inquirer commends the writers on a “A brilliant and thrilling adaptation.”
Full season still pending. Dates to be determined.