Apr 27—May 04, 2013
Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson
“Pure theatre. Shocking, glorious, primal, and deeply satisfying… fills the eye with astounding sights- almost more than our hearts can bear.”
— Time Out NY
In this acclaimed stage adaptation of Homer’s epic poem, collaborators Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson bring the tales of gods, battles, and glory to life and bounce the ancient story off our modern times, examining humanity’s desire for violence and war.
Visionary theatre artists Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare have crafted a sprawling yarn based on Homer’s epic poem in their OBIE-winning collaboration that begs the question: Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? An Iliad spins the familiar tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battles told through the eyes of a single narrator, whose enigmatic experience of the war reverberates with today’s headlines. Peterson’s acclaimed, cutting edge work as a theatre director here combines with O’Hare’s inimitable range as an actor (Tony-winner for Take Me Out, television’s “True Blood”), to create a tour de force performance of this sweeping account of humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos.
Paramount Center Mainstage
559 Washington St, Boston