Homer's tale has never been more engaging than in this tour-de-force solo performance. Adapted from Robert Fagles’ revelatory translation, and underscored with original music by local Austin composer Seth Osborn, AN ILIAD captures both the grandeur of legendary events that have captured the western imagination for millennia - and an intimacy that makes the story searingly immediate and relevant.
Spellbinding…Smartly conceived and impressively executed, AN ILIAD relates an age-old story that resonates with tragic meaning today.
—New York Times
AN ILIAD is pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying.
—Time Out New York
Explosive, altogether breathtaking…Brilliantly meshes past and present calamity, with touches of the most caustic dark humor suddenly shifting into unimaginable pathos.
For ages high school and up.
Includes adult language and describes violent events.
Running time: 95 minutes with no intermission.
Regular tickets $18-$20.
Or included with season membership.
AN ILIAD is adapted from Robert Fagles's translation of Homer by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare. It is directed by Nathan Jerkins and features Cami Alys. Original music is by Seth Osborn and performed by Seth Osborn, Brittany Carson Koepp, Ky Hote, Henna Chou and Steve Cruz.
Produced in partnership with
AN ILIAD is a co-production with the Austin Scottish Rite Theater.
Austin Scottish Rite Theatre (Map it)
207 W 18th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Free parking is available in the Austin Scottish Rite Theatre parking lot. Space is limited. Paid parking is available on the street and in downtown surface lots and garages.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be offered at the performance on Friday, February 24th, thanks to a generous grant from the Pflugerville Rotary Club.