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- Show Lasts 100 mins
- English with English and Chinese Subtitles
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"An Iliad is an electrifying evening in the theater, and a salve for anyone experiencing anxiety in recent weeks. It's a tour de force performance from [Peter] DeLaurier, long one of Philadelphia's finest actors, in an ideal role to showcase his skill, his intelligence, and his humanity. This is don't-miss theater." –DC Metro Theater Arts more
"Stunning production of the audacious An Iliad... Scholarly in its everyday retelling of great poetry and theatrically gripping." –WHYY NewsWorks more
"An Iliad is an ideal play for today. Relevant... intimate and personal... powerful." –Broad Street Review more
Based on Homer's Iliad, Translated by Robert Fagles
Featuring virtuosic performances and original live music, this Obie Award-winning adaptation condenses Homer's epic masterpiece into an evening of theater at its best: intimate, incisive, and urgent. The war in Troy is over – and the Poet saw it all. Back from the frontlines, he spins a tale of unquenchable rage, disputatious gods, and grieving widows. Telling the story of the war, like the war itself, both seduces and ravages the Poet; it emboldens, burdens, and threatens to overwhelm him. An Iliad weaves humanity's unshakable attraction to warfare with the music of the muses, capturing the contradictory conditions of glory and violence with spellbinding modernity.
Starring: Denis O'Hare
Denis Patrick Seamus O'Hare is an American actor noted for his award-winning performances in the plays Take Me Out and Sweet Charity, as well as portraying vampire king Russell Edgington on HBO's fantasy series True Blood. He is also known for his supporting roles in such films as Charlie Wilson's War, Milk, Changeling, and Dallas Buyers Club. In 2011, he starred as Larry Harvey in the first season of the FX anthology series American Horror Story, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie in 2012.
Director: Lisa Peterson
Lisa Peterson is an American freelance director. Currently one of America's best-regarded freelance directors, Peterson has directed world premieres and classics throughout the country, including The Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, and Arena Stage.