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An Iliad

by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Based on Homer’s THE ILIAD
Translated by Robert Fagles
directed by Charles Newell
featuring Timothy Edward Kane

Nov 10, 2011 — Dec 14, 2011

“Kane is hypnotic … very close to a superhuman feat” -Sun-Times

5 Stars “stunning performance” -Time Out

“a masterpiece of acting … that should not be missed” -Chicago Tribune

“WOW … beautiful tour de force … extraordinary” -Reader

“Charles Newell … is one of the unsung geniuses of directing in this city” -Chicago Tonight

Homer’s Iliad, a sprawling 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.

This acclaimed production was revived in 2013.

Sponsored by

Grant Thornton Winston & Strawn LLP The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

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