"Every time I sing this song, I hope it's the last time," says the Poet as she digs deep to sing an epic story of war, honor, love, violence and the Greek siege of Troy. She's told her story for centuries, conjuring the heroes and battles for different cultures and eras. Now in the shadow of war in Afghanistan and Syria, she unleashes the story's power for a modern audience.
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."
Ages: High school and up.