This play is performed without an intermission. Approx. running time: One hour and 40 minutes.
Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.
"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 the artists 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.