An Iliad - Sept 9 & 10

posted Sep 3, 2011, 3:29 PM by Kristine Averill   [ updated Aug 30, 2016, 5:01 AM by Susan Averill ]


Gather around the campfire as the Poet arrives in his pickup truck, compelled to tell one of the greatest war stories of all time!

An Iliad 
by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare
adapted from Homers Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles
Produced by Brad Learmonth / Brad@Large
Directed by James Blaszko
Featuring Patrick Vincent Curran

September 9th and 10th (Raindate September 11th)
7pm (NO late entry)
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
Tickets (suggested donation) available at www.tinyurl.com/iliadCT

Under the direction and design of James Blaszko, An Iliad unfolds in the unlikely yet poignant backdrop of the Averill Farm's orchards and barn, in the waning light of day. An intimate audience of 35 gathers around a campfire to hear this breathtaking modern retelling of Homers classic, powerfully and singularly performed by Patrick Vincent Curran, reflecting the manner in which Homer himself may have told the tale.

Audiences are drawn into the fateful clash between Achilles and Hector on the battlefields of the Trojan War by the unexpected use of the truck, a car and a drone, taking the story further out of the theater and grounding it in the here and now. A litany of wars and battles land a visceral blow to the senses, which is done with deftness of humor, pathos, horror and humanity.


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