by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
based on Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles
Directed by Conor Bagley
Performed by Iason Togias
“Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles”
AN ILIAD is a modern retelling of Homer’s classic about the horrors and glories of the Trojan
War. While epic in scope, it tells the deeply personal story of Achilles and Hector; of families, lovers, and inseparable friends; and the tragic, yet enthralling, nature of war. But most of all, it is about rage: the way it warps us, the lengths we go to satiate it, and our struggle to control it.
Both DC-area natives, Broadway producer Conor Bagley (Once on this Island) directs classically trained Iason Togias (Yale, RADA) in their homecoming production as they grapple with the greatest war story ever told.
With the lone Poet performing the story to the tune of a live musician, experience The Iliad as Homer intended.