MARCH 20 – APRIL 14, 2019
OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE MARCH 28 AT 8 PM
Adapted from Homer
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Translation by Robert Fagles
Directed by Whitney White
Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Part of the Student Theatre Series*
Partial support for open captioning provided by TDF
ABOUT THE SHOW
Gods and goddesses. Undying love. Heroes. Endless battles. The Poet shares a sprawling yarn based on Homer’s epic poem. Contemporary and immediate, An Iliad tells the story of humanity’s unshakable attraction to conflict with heart, humor, and compassion. Has anything really changed since the time of the Trojans?
“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
*Long Wharf’s Student Theatre Series hosts 10:30 AM matinees dedicated to student audiences. Student Matinees for An Iliad are on Friday, March 29, Thursday April 4, and Thursday April 11, 2019.
Get your tickets now for Friday, April 5!
Eats from Bistro Mediterranean, a drink and a ticket to the show—$40!
SUNDAY SYMPOSIUM: APRIL 7, 2PM
WITH EMILY GREENWOOD
Emily Greenwood studied Classics at Cambridge University, where she gained her BA, MPhil, and PhD degrees. After finishing her PhD she was a research fellow at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (2000–2002), before joining the department of Classics at the University of St Andrews where she was lecturer in Greek from 2002–2008. She joined the Classics department at Yale in July 2009.
Her research interests include ancient Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, twentieth century classical receptions (especially uses of Classics in Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Greece), Classics and Postcolonialism, and the theory and practice of translating the ‘classics’ of Greek and Roman literature. She is more than happy to talk to students who are interested in working in any of these areas.
Emily Greenwood served as the Ancient Greece Consultant on this production of An Iliad.
MEET THE CAST
RACHEL CHRISTOPHER (The Poet) New York: Made/One, What to Send Up When It Goes Down (The Movement Theatre Company); Yelena, Minor Character (Under the Radar Festival-Public Theater); Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise (The Play Company); Lauren, At the Table (Fault Line Theatre); TV/Film: The Girl on the Train, The Upside, “Billions,” “Madame Secretary,” “Blindspot,” “Instinct,” “Elementary.” Regional: Mayme, Intimate Apparel (Shakespeare and Company); Paulina, The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis); Chelle, Detroit ‘67 (PlayMakers Repertory Company); Helena, A Midsummer NIght’s Dream (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis); Jory, Disgraced (Rep. Theatre St. Louis); Susan Johnston, The Heidi Chronicles (Trinity Repertory Company); Sonia, Crime and Punishment (Trinity Rep.); Alma, Yellowman (Trinity Rep.); Zero Cost House (Pig Iron); House of Home, Western Country (Williamstown Theatre Festival). MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Program.
ZDENKO MARTIN (The Muse) is an actor, musician, and songwriter. Theatre: A View From the Bridge (dir. Ivo Van Hove), Hudson to China (St. Ann’s Warehouse), Macbeth in Stride (Public Theatre, dir. Taibi Magar), Lover I’ll Bring You Back to Life (Ars Nova), Definition (Ars Nova), Jumpers for Goalposts (Studio Theatre), I Am Not Batman and The Open Road (Humana Festival, Actors Theatre), The Grapes of Wrath (Trinity Rep), The Bird Machine (International Kukla Festivali, Istanbul). TV: “Bluebloods” (CBS), “Claws” (TNT). Film: I Am a Seagull (Brian Mertes), Sweet Lorraine (Christopher Frieri). Training: Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Program. www.zdenkomartin.com
Set Design: Daniel Soule
Costume Design: Andy Jean
Lighting Design: Kate McGee
Sound Design: Lee Kinney
Music: Whitney White & Zdenko Martin
Production Stage Manager: Kelly Hardy
Casting by Calleri Casting
David Lurie-Perret: Substitute Production Stage Manager
for all performances April 5 – April 14