“Every time I sing this song, I hope it’s the last time.” So says the Poet in this modern retelling of an ancient classic. The Trojan War is over, and the Poet saw it all—unquenchable rage and endless battles. The telling sometimes overwhelms him, but he must sing. He must tell his sad tale of humanity’s unshakeable and perpetual attraction to violence, destruction, and chaos.
July 12–October 9
Randall L. Jones Theatre
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare Based on Homer's The Iliad, Translated by Robert Fagles
Based on Homer’s The Iliad, this play centers around the Trojan War and war in general. As such, it can be emotionally intense and involves descriptions of warfare and inhumanity. It is a powerful play that is suitable for all except pre-teens who may not be prepared for the intensity of the storyline.