Adapted for the stage by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Directed by Dana Martin
AN ILIAD is a modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic. Insightful and filled with humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty Pendragon theater. The time is now: the present moment. The characters on stage: actors fated to tell this tragedy throughout history.
“Spellbinding…Smartly conceived and impressively executed, AN ILIAD relates an age-old story that resonates with tragic meaning today…As he talks about ruined civilizations and how blind rage can overwhelm people whether they are on a battlefield or merely cut off by a car on the highway, the poet asks viewers, 'Do you see?' Indeed we do.” —NY Times.
August 19,20,21,26,27,28 @ 7:00pm
August 22& 29 @ 2:00pm
“AN ILIAD is pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying.” —Time Out NY.
“Explosive, altogether breathtaking…Brilliantly meshes past and present calamity, with touches of the most caustic dark humor suddenly shifting into unimaginable pathos.” —Chicago Sun-Times.