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Quintessence Theatre Group Announces A One Night Benefit Reading Of Emily Trask In AN ILIAD

Quintessence Theatre Group Announces A One Night Benefit Reading Of Emily Trask In AN ILIAD Homer and the primal roots of oral tradition are invoked in a modern retelling of the oldest and deadliest tale of all time, The Iliad. Drawing on Robert Fagles' acclaimed translation of the epic poem, Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's award-winning play, An Iliad, charges a lone Poet to sing the song of the deadly force of humanity doomed to repeat itself throughout the ages.

Fresh from a critically acclaimed, sold out run at The Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Western Michigan, actress Emily Trask dons the mantle of the Poet once more for a one night benefit reading of An Iliad at Quintessence Theatre Group in Philadelphia, on Friday August 24th at 7:30pm.

All proceeds from the pay-what-you-can performance will be donated to the American Friend's Service Committee - an organization devoted to service, development and peace programs throughout the world (

An Iliad takes place on August 24th at 7:30pm, at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, 19119. To reserve your pay-what-you-can ticket visit or call 1.215.987.4450. For ticket information please email

Emily Trask has appeared across the country on stage and screen from New York's prestigious Lincoln Center, to the Folger Theatre of Washington D.C., to Marvel's Netflix series Daredevil. In Philadelphia, Emily has had the great pleasure of working with The Arden Theatre Company as well as working as a teaching artist for Quintessence Theatre Group. She will be joining the Pacific Conservatory Theatre as a Resident Artist this fall.

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