An Iliad is a tour-de-force at Syracuse Stage
A 100-minute turbulent adventure told in today’s vernacular, illuminating the heroism and horrors of war.
At Syracuse Stage Through June 9th
Adapted from Homer by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare
Translation by Robert Fagles
Directed by Penny Metropulos
This remarkable adaptation of Homer's account of the Trojan War vivifies the tale's epic power while capturing the immediacy of a story told around an open fire. A lone poet weaves contemporary speech with evocative poetry to create an electrifying encounter with this profoundly resonant chronicle of a distant conflict.
“Spellbinding.” – Willamette Week
“Intimate, unstuffy, timely, accessible.” – The Seattle Times
Fun Fact: Denis O'Hare, perhaps best known for his role as Vampire King Russell Edgington in HBO’s True Blood, is the Co-Playwright of An Iliad and performed in the New York production. For his role as Mason Marzac in the hit Broadway play Take Me Out, he won the Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards. Other Broadway credits include Assassins (Tony nomination), Sweet Charity and Inherit the Wind.