An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Directed by Stephen Weitz
February 2 – 26, 2017 | Schedule
At the Grace Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder | Location
In this spellbinding one-person retelling of Homer’s epic poem, the ancient tale of the Trojan War collides with our contemporary compulsion toward violence. Our storyteller, The Poet, who is fated to tell this tale throughout history, weaves a breathtaking story full of poetry and humor, heroism and horror.
An Iliad is 1 hour, 40 minutes long; it is presented without intermission.
Please note: An Iliad contains profane language and mature themes, so may not be suitable for patrons under high-school age. Parental discretion is advised.
“An Iliad is pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying.” (Time Out NY)
“Spellbinding…Smartly conceived and impressively executed.” (New York Times)
“Explosive, altogether breathtaking.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
Stunning for its nuance, tenderness and concrete detail.” (The Guardian)
Season 11 Corporate Sponsor: Center Copy Printing
Season 11 Co-Benefactor: Terry & Noel Hefty of Peak Asset Management
Season 11 Co-Benefactor: Karolynn Lestrud
Season 11 Partner: Paul Repetto & Janet Pyle
Artist Sponsor for Stephen Weitz: Paul & Joan Lavell
Artist Sponsor for Ron Mueller: Rena & Ronny Wells
The Poet: Chris Kendall