Gorilla Theatre to Open AN ILIAD 1/10

Gorilla Theatre will present AN ILIAD, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, Adapted from Homer's "The Iliad", translated by Robert Fagles. Opening January 10 at the Springs Theatre, 8029 N. Nebraska Avenue in Tampa. 8 pm. and running through February 2, with performances at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin Jan 17-19.

Homer's epic story of war, honor, violence and the Greek siege of the city of Troy is brought to life by a mysterious, time and care-worn Poet who is compelled to tell this story, to connect with the modern audience, in the shadow of modern wars.

AN ILIAD brings to life the gods, the warriors, the fathers, and the women in Homer's sweeping epic. Using an original and immediate voice, and modern analogies, the Poet recounts humanity's tendencies toward petty anger, violence, destruction and chaos. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War?

AN ILIAD is directed by Ami Sallee, and features actor Brendan Ragan as The Poet. Ragan is a graduate of ASOLO Conservatory and was recently seen in Venus in Fur at Stageworks in Tampa. Sallee is a four-time Creative Loafing "Best of the Bay" winner for directing and acting. Former Managing Director for Jobsite Theater and Recent Theater Department Chair for the Patel Conservatory, where she currently teaches.


General Admission $25, Seniors/students/military $20

More Information or Group Sales 813-879-2914

Purchase on line www.gorillatheatre.com

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