AN ILIAD | Theatre Philadelphia


Obie Award-winning director, Lisa Peterson, and Tony Award-winning actor, Denis O’Hare, skillfully adapt Robert Fagles’ lauded translation of Homer’s The Iliad into a captivating solo performance piece. Compelled by the Greek gods, an ancient poet is doomed to tell the story of the Trojan War to anyone who will listen. The Poet’s sentence: to recount the tale until all of humanity abandons its propensity for violence. While enacting the stories of Achilles and Hector, the Poet oscillates between contemporary and poetic language. An Iliad explores the brutality and heroism of war and sublimely rejuvenates this timeless story.


Jason Greenfield


Lisa Peterson
David O'Hare

Estimated Run Time

100 minutes


Classics Drama
Closing Soon
Sep 7 - Sep 22, 2019
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
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