Denis O’Hare and Stephen Spinella alternatively starred in the New York City premier of this adaptation. More…
Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare have crafted a sprawling yarn based on Homer's epic poem. ‘An Iliad’ spins the familiar tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battles told through an original and immediate voice.
See it if you love Homer. The power of ancient storytelling is re-visited. The horrors of war are made vivid. People haven't changed through the ages.
Don't see it if you want an even performance. This starts-and-stops often, making full engagement difficult. Constant drinking is annoying. Very mannered.
See it if Spare show in Albany - actor David Barlow tells the Iliad tale and relates it to our history of wars to the present. Great energy.
Don't see it if Great cellist accompaniment makes this an unusual treat from something familiar.