February 24, 2016 - March 05, 2016
Black Box Theatre
The Rep Annex, 518 Main Street
Audience favorite Joe Graves returns to The Rep for Lisa Peterson and Dennis O’Hare’s production, An Iliad. This one-man production adapts Homer’s Trojan War epic into a compelling monologue that captures both the heroism and horror of warfare, and answers the question: “What has really changed since the Trojan War?”
This production makes the western world’s oldest extant work of literature not only intelligible, but immediate, relevant and eerily fascinating—as if a storyteller were telling the oldest story in the book and making you believe it is being told for the very first time. Gods and goddesses, weak-tendoned heroes and the face that launched a thousand ships…it’s all just another (incredibly engrossing) yarn in O’Hare* and Peterson’s one-man adaptation, developed at the Sundance Theatre Institute.
Willamette Week calls Graves’ performance one “that can honestly be described as spellbinding.”