Summer Rep: AN ILIAD, by Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare
Sat, August 31 @ 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, August 31, 2019
FREE Theater in Maritime Heritage Park!
AN ILIAD ends the summer season looking back at the events that started it all.
Set in an empty theater in the present, Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s beautiful adaptation of the ancient Greek poet Homer’s epic story of Achilles and Hector turns an epic celebration of war into a haunting reminder of war’s human cost.
“Every time I sing this song, I hope it’s the last time,” begins our tired storyteller, played masterfully by Artistic Director Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao. Fated to tell this story throughout history, he has told it through centuries of war, through endless ages, and has carried it to all parts of the world. His memory is fading, the muses have left him, but the oldest recorded story in Western civilization still moves through him with power, humor and poetry.
About the SUMMER REP
AN ILIAD is part of Sylvia Center’s 2019 Summer Rep, an ambitious mini-season of five plays based on the plays of Ancient Greece, presented in contemporary versions that are funny, surprising, and unexpected. Two ticketed “Main Stage” productions indoors support and make possible three FREE outdoors productions in Maritime Heritage Park:
- BRISEIS by Glenn Hergenhahn-Zhao (Maritime Heritage Park)
- Sophocles’ AJAX (Sylvia Center for the Arts)
- Aristophanes’ THE BIRDS (Maritime Heritage Park)
- a new telling of Homer’s ODYSSEY (Sylvia Center for the Arts), and
- AN ILIAD by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare (Maritime Heritage Park)
Performances: Thu/Fri/Sat, August 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31
Venue: Maritime Heritage Park
Admission: FREE TO ALL
Running time: 90 minutes