Undermain Theatre presents The Iliad
Adapted from Homer by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, Translation by Robert Fagles. Directed by Katherine Owens.
A Regional Premiere - performed by Bruce DuBose and Paul Semrad.
“Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Achilles.” Homer’s Iliad, an account of the ten-year Trojan War, is one of the canonical texts of Western literature. In An Iliad, a radical new vision of this timeless tale, Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare have restored Homer’s classic to a single wandering poet who recounts a story of three thousand years of human conflict and destruction. Artistic director Katherine Owens illuminates literature’s most influential ancient classic through the art of myth and story. Bruce DuBose and Paul Semrad perform against this mythic landscape and reveal Homer’s epic in words and music.
Previews September 26, 27 and 28. Opening and press night September 29.