An Iliad

Directed by Jesse Berger

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


Ray Dooley electrifies in PlayMakers’ production of An Iliad
The Independent Weekly
by Kate Dobbs Ariail

As The Poet (Homer) in “An Iliad,” Ray Dooley Adds a New Laurel to His Acting Crown: Storyteller Supreme
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
by Robert W. McDowell

Excellence and Poignancy on Display in PlayMakers’ An Iliad
by Scott Ross

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The Daily Tar Heel
by Carson Blackwelder


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The Daily Tar Heel
by Carson Blackwelder

Of gods and men
Chapel Hill News

PlayMakers Repertory Company Audience Favorite Ray Dooley Will Star as the Storyteller in “An Iliad”
Triangle Arts and Entertainment
by Robert W. McDowell

PlayMakers’ PRC2 season opens with “An Iliad”
The Herald Sun


The best theater picks, Sept. 7: “An Iliad”
The News & Observer
by Roy C. Dicks

Indy Picks: “An Iliad”
The Independent Weekly
by Byron Woods