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An Iliad
By Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare
Original Music by Patrick Neil Doyle
Directed by Rebecca Greene Udden
and Guy Roberts

Performed by Guy Roberts with Fanette Ronjat and Jessica Boone

Main Street Theater -
Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd.

Performances
January 4 – 14, 2018

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30pm
Sundays - 3:00pm

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

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"Spellbinding…Smartly conceived and impressively executed…" —NY Times

"AN ILIAD is pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying." —Time Out NY

"Explosive, altogether breathtaking…Brilliantly meshes past and present calamity…" —Chicago Sun-Times

"[AN ILIAD] enthralls and pierces your heart with images of fallen warriors, bereft wives and parents, and the bitter landscape of a long, fruitless, uselessly barbaric war." —Seattle Times

Featuring virtuosic performances and original live music from an exciting original composition by Patrick Neil Doyle, An Iliad is a tour-de-force evening based on Homer's epic poem of love, battle, gods and honor exploring humanity's unshakable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? The war in Troy is over – and the Poet saw it all. Back from the frontlines in an empty theatre, The Poet, who is perhaps Homer himself, spins a tale of unquenchable rage, quarrelsome gods, and grieving widows. 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.

Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.

Part of the Art Events for An Iliad

Sunday, January 7: Post-show discussion. Join us for a post-show discussion with co-directors Rebecca Greene Udden and Guy Roberts about the production and Prague Shakespeare Company’s Trojan War project. FREE. Even if you are not attending the performance that day, you’re welcome to come.

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