Lisa Peterson

Denis O’Hare

An Iliad

by Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare

Adapted from the Robert Fagles translation of Homer

February 6 – March 3, 2019

Directed by Undermain Artistic Director Katherine Owens

Opening Night Saturday February 9, 2018

Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm with Sunday 2:00 pm matinees

AN ILIAD GUIDE

In the spirit of celebration of 35 years of cutting edge performance, Undermain establishes its Repertoire Series to honor the gems of its production history, with a reboot of An Iliad, and reviving this landmark production from 2012 starring Bruce DuBose and Paul Semrad and directed by Undermain Artistic Director Katherine Owens. An Iliad is a modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic. Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller—possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. He is fated to tell this story throughout history.

Bruce DuBose triumphs in ‘An Iliad’”

~The Dallas Morning News

An astonishing one man performance.”

~TheaterJones

The Muses have blessed An Iliad with a perfect pair of artists — DuBose onstage and Katherine Owens, as director.” 

~The Dallas Observer

…a 96-minute blowout for actor Bruce DuBose … It’s also a musical event.  Director Katherine Owens has foregrounded the music. She brings Paul Semrad onstage to accompany DuBose playing mandolin, lyre, guitar and percussion … Still, even with all the music front and center, the Undermain’s Iliad is basically The Most Spellbinding Classical Lit Lecture You Never Attended.”

~Art & Seek
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Cast

Bruce DuBose
Poet

Paul Semrad

Paul Semrad
Musician

Creatives

Lisa Peterson
Playwright

Denis O’Hare
Playwright

Katherine Owens -director

Katherine Owens Director

John Arnone

John Arnone
Set Design

Steve Woods
Lighting Design

Giva Taylor

Giva Taylor
Costume Design

Linda Noland
Properties Design

Bruce DuBose
Sound Design

Paul Semrad

Paul Semrad
Sound Design