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An Iliad from Prague Shakespeare Company, part 1 the Trojan WAR

January 4 @ 7:30 pm - January 24 @ 8:30 pm

Prague Shakespeare Company and Main Street Theater – Houston in association with Národní divadlo present
An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Based on Homer’s Iliad, Translated by Robert Fagles
Directed by Guy Roberts and Rebecca Udden
Music composed by Patrick Neil Doyle
January 4-14, 2018 – Main Street Theater Company – Houston, Texas, USA
January 24, 2018 – Estates Theatre – Prague, Czech Republic
Performed in English

Book An Iliad Tickets in Prague at the Estates Theater:
http://www.narodni-divadlo.cz/en/show/13190?t=2018-01-24-19-00

Book An Iliad Tickets in Houston at Main Street Theater Company:
http://www.mainstreettheater.com/mainstage/iliad.html

Featuring virtuosic performances and live music from an exciting original composition by Patrick Neil Doyle, AN ILIAD is a tour-de-force evening based on Homer’s epic poem of love, battle, gods and honor exploring humanity’s unshakable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? The war in Troy is over – and the Poet saw it all. Back from the frontlines in an empty theatre, The Poet, who is perhaps Homer himself, spins a tale of unquenchable rage, quarrelsome gods, and grieving widows. An Iliad weaves humanity’s unshakable attraction to warfare with the music of the muses, capturing the contradictory conditions of glory and violence with spellbinding modernity.

Starring Guy Roberts as the Poet and Jessica Boone and Fanette Ronjat as the Muses, directed by Guy Roberts and Rebecca Greene Udden.

The Cast:
The Poet – Guy Roberts
Muse – Jessica Boone
Muse – Fanette Ronjat

The Artistic Team:
Director – Guy Roberts and Rebecca Greene Udden
Composer – Patrick Neil Doyle
Scenography – Markéta Trösterová-Fantová
Costume Design – Eva Bellefeuille
Light Designer – Přemysl Janda

AN ILIAD is part 1 of Prague Shakespeare Company’s THE TROJAN WAR: a cycle of three plays performed in English. The story of the Trojan War, as told in the Iliad, is the foundational epic of Western civilization. For centuries the triumphs and struggles of Helen, Achilles, Hecuba, Odysseus and the heroes and heroines of the Bronze Age have inspired, shocked and warned us of the horrors of war and the consequences of destructive human behavior. This timeless tale, perhaps now more relevant than ever, is told over three unique theatrical experiences:

Part 1 – An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Part 2 – Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare in a new modern English translation by Lillian Groag, part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 36 Play On!
Part 3 – The Trojan Women by Euripides

Don’t miss the next performances in THE TROJAN WAR
30 April 2018 – Estates Theater – Prague, Czech Republic

Troilus and Cressida – part 2
by William Shakespeare in a new modern English translation by Lillian Groag
and
The Trojan Women – part 3
by Euripides adapted by Guy Roberts and Rebecca Greene Udden

Book Tickets Here for The Trojan War parts 2 & 3:
http://www.narodni-divadlo.cz/en/show/13191?t=2018-04-30-19-00

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Start:
January 4 @ 7:30 pm
End:
January 24 @ 8:30 pm