‘An Iliad’ studies humanity’s addiction to violence

Press release from Asheville Community Theatre:

Rarely Theatre presents Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s one-man show, An Iliad: an adaptation of The Iliad as translated by Robert Fagles. Focusing primarily on Hector and Achilles, it studies humanity’s addiction to violence on a global scale and in our daily lives. It runs at 35below for the first three weekends in April: opening April 5th and running through the 21st with performances Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM. Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, over the phone at 828-254-1320, or at the Asheville Community Theatre Box Office.

The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller – quite possibly Homer, or possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps – fated to witness all the wars throughout all of history … and speak that fateful story of carnage and loss for all time.

An Iliad stars Scott Keel with live musical underscoring by Franklin Keel. Original scoring composed by Franklin Keel and Scott Keel. Stage direction by Trinity Smith Keel. This is Rarely Theatre’s fifth production following last year’s emotionally charged Skylight. Every production of Rarely Theatre delves into what it truly means to be human, what we are capable of, and how we carry that throughout our daily lives. Since their maiden voyage with David Auburn’s Proof, Rarely Theatre has continually earned the acclaim of audiences and critics for its dedication to raw, honest storytelling. An Iliad will be no exception.

For more information about An Iliad, please visit www.rarelytheatre.com and for more information about Asheville Community Theatre, please visit www.ashevilletheatre.org.


WHAT: An Iliad, a play by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

WHO: Produced by Rarely Theatre, starring Scott Keel; live underscoring by Franklin Keel; directed by Trinity Smith Keel

WHEN: April 5-21, 2019; Performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM and Sunday afternoons at 2:30PM

WHERE: 35below, Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut St., Asheville, NC 28801

Tickets: $18.00

Asheville Community Theatre Box Office

35 East Walnut Street

Downtown Asheville


Or online at www.ashevilletheatre.org

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