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An Iliad

15 March 2017 @ 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Free, but pre-register

A second performance of the tour-de-force one-man show based on Homer’s epic poem of love, battle, gods and honour, written by Lisa Peterson (who directs) and Denis O’Hare (who stars).

O’Hare and Peterson developed An Iliad over a period of five years, utilising video, transcriptions, improvisation, original music, and diligent research (as well as Robert Fagles’s trasnlation of The Iliad). The result is an engaging, sprawling yarn that homes in on mankind’s unshakable attraction to violence, destruction, warmongering and chaos.

Time Out New York called it “pure theatre: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying”. For Australian Stage, Cicely Binford said “An Iliad does a magnificent job of retelling this Greek epic, making it accessible and timeless to the uninitiated; it’s sweeping, sobering, it hits you in the solar plexus, and it puts into staggering perspective just how obsessed with war-mongering humans have always been and continue to be”.

An Iliad has received multiple awards including the Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago), five Craig Noel Awards (San Diego), Gregory Award (Seattle), Drama Desk Nomination (New York), OBIE Award (New York), and The Lucille Lortel Award (New York).

This is a theatrical experience that’s not to be missed. There’s a final show on 16 March.


15 March 2017
8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Free, but pre-register
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