Main Street Theater presents Prague Shakespeare Company's An Iliad
Main Street Theater will present Prague Shakespeare Company's deeply moving An Iliad, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. The play stars Guy Roberts as the Poet and Jessica Boone and Fanette Ronjat as the Muses.
Featuring virtuosic performances and live music from an exciting original composition by Patrick Neil Doyle, An Iliad is a tour-de-force evening based on Homer's epic poem of love, battle, gods and honor exploring humanity's unshakable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos.
Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? The war in Troy is over – and the Poet saw it all. Back from the frontlines in an empty theatre, The Poet, who is perhaps Homer himself, spins a tale of unquenchable rage, quarrelsome gods, and grieving widows.
An Iliad weaves humanity's unshakable attraction to warfare with the music of the muses, capturing the contradictory conditions of glory and violence with spellbinding modernity.