True North Theatre Company Presents: An Illiad
Featuring virtuosic performances and original live music, this Obie Award-winning adaptation condenses Homer's epic masterpiece into theater at its best: intimate, incisive, and urgent. The war in Troy is over – and the Poet (Thomas Weaver) saw it all. Back from the front lines, he spins a tale of unquenchable rage, disputatious gods, and grieving widows. Telling the story of the war, like the war itself, both seduces and ravages the Poet; it emboldens, burdens, and threatens to overwhelm him. An Iliad weaves humanity's unshakeable attraction to warfare with the music of the muses, capturing the contradictory conditions of glory and violence with spellbinding modernity.
True North Theatre brings award-winning, high-quality theater directly to audiences, especially those with little access to the wealth of the arts and to those who would resonate deeply with the story being told. We invigorate ancient tales, classic stories, and contemporary plays through vital, open interactions between actors and audiences.
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