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An Iliad

November 10, 2011 – December 14, 2011

Adapted from Homer
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Translation by Robert Fagles
Directed by Charles Newell


“Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Achilles.” Homer’s Iliad, a ten-year account of the Trojan War, remains one of Western literature’s most enduring legacies. In their one-man adaptation An Iliad, Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare (TV’s True Blood) return Homer’s epic poem to the voice of the lone poet as he recounts a story of human loss and folly that resonates across three millennia of war and bloodshed. Directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, An Iliad illuminates an ancient classic by taking a harrowing look at the human cost of war.


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