Cleveland Play House Stages “An Ilaid,” a One-Actor Adaptation of the Homer Epic

Sat 1/12-Sun 2/10

An Iliad, the 2013 stage play by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, condenses the familiar Homer epic into a one long act, with its action related by a single actor as the character of “The Poet,” who, accompanied by a musician, tells the stories Hector and Achilles as a means of conveying a tale that encompasses man’s millennia-long affinity for revenge, violence and destruction.

The Cleveland Play House is staging the show in its Outcalt Theatre with co-director Tarah Flanagan as The Poet, an interesting twist for a show that is drenched in masculine fury and power. It opens Sat 1/12 and runs through Sun 2/10.


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