Oct. 31- Nov. 30
Brigit Saint Briget Theatre
1002 Dodge Street
Fri- Sat: 7:30 p.m. Sun: 2 p.m.
Halloween: 8:30 p.m.
“Pride, honor, jealousy … Aphrodite … some game or other,” thus says The Poet seeking to unravel time, telling an immortal tale. He stands; he sits; he paces, underscored by The Sage plucking, strumming, bowing a glowing bass. They delve into the folly of the Gods and of humans immersed in the gore of the Trojan War. They remind us: men killing men is an eternal curse. So proceeds An Iliad, Homer’s story vivified in the present, developed and adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, from Robert Fagles’ translation. Mark Bennett’s music is explored by Max Stehr and the main thrust of the text comes to life as spoken by Daniel Dorner. Cathy Kurz is the director. “Explosive, altogether breathtaking… with touches of the most caustic dark humor suddenly shifting into unimaginable pathos.” Hearken to those words from the Chicago Sun-Times, daring you to bear witness.