Sunday, October 21, 2012

Undermain Theatre Presents: An Iliad

Over in Deep Ellum, Dallas, at the Undermain Theatre, I had the great pleasure of experiencing a riveting performance of An Iliad, "by Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare adapted from the Robert Fagles translation of Homer." As the back of a theatre card puts it succinctly: "An illumination of this ancient classic directed by Katherine Owens. Bruce DuBose and Paul Semrad reveal Homer's epic in words and music." Astonishing and powerful. A little Greek language flavor in some of the song, the rest in English -- and tied beautifully to the here and now, underscoring the universal relevance of The Iliad, with the Trojan War as stand-in for all war.

(Note on set: "Designed by John Amone, Linda Noland, Giva Taylor, and Steve Woods.")

Undermain Theatre: 3200 Main Street, Dallas, TX, USA. Performances will continue this week, Wednesday through Saturday night, with a Saturday matinee. Seating capacity -- eighty. A golden bargain at $15-$25.

Today's Rune: Breakthrough.  


Charles Gramlich said...

I bet I would like this.

Adorably Dead said...

Now if only I was a little bit closer to Texas.

jodi said...

Erik-I am such a loser. Just got Madonna tickets!