The mother of all war stories told with stunning ferocity in a brilliant contemporary voice. Homer’s epic tale of mighty warriors, gods and goddesses, and the face that launched a thousand ships comes alive with the grit, glory, bloodlust and poetic loss that have held audiences enthralled through the ages. Featuring Ray Dooley as the storyteller, An Iliad is the perfect complement to last season’s hit PRC2 finale Penelope.
“Explosive, altogether breathtaking…brilliantly meshes past and present calamity, with touches of the most caustic dark humor, suddenly shifting into unimaginable pathos”Chicago Sun-Times
“Spellbinding…an age-old story that resonates with tragic meaning today.”The New York Times
“pierces your heart with images of fallen warriors, bereft wives and parents, and the bitter landscape of a long, fruitless, uselessly barbaric war.”Seattle Times
“Mesmerizing…A fascinating picture of the general pointlessness of war down through the centuries.”Associated Press