Theatreworks returns to live theatre with An Iliad! One actor and one musician tell Homer’s timeless tale of fate and fury through vivid storytelling and live music!
In An Iliad, one actor and one musician tell Homer’s timeless tale of fate and fury through vivid storytelling and live music. This imaginative theatrical experience brings us to the battleﬁeld where gods, heroes, and empires clash in a quest for vengeance and glory—an age-old story reinvented for our modern era.
This celebration of human resilience and the power of story marks Theatreworks’ return to live, in-person performance: only the second Equity theatre in the state and the first in Southern Colorado to begin anew. An Iliad will be performed outdoors, in the Ent Center for the Arts Lawn against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, in a classic story brought home to Colorado Springs.
One person, the Poet, returns to tell a tale of a city ravaged by plague and war, and the heroes who people it. The Poet not only tells the story of the final days of the Trojan War, he also embodies Achilles, Hector, Hermes, Helen, and others. The Muse, embodied in this production by a cellist playing original compositions for Anthony Tan, drives him on in his quest through the centuries to understand why people wreak such havoc on each other.
"An Iliad" content advisory: This production contains strong adult language and a detailed discussion of conflict and battle. As every person is different, we do not usually offer age recommendations; however, we are always happy to talk with you if you have specific questions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Virtual tickets to this performance can also be purchased.
Adults and Youth: $21
Military and Veterans: $15
UCCS students are always free
Streaming tickets can be purchased May 13-23 for all patrons for whom safety or distance prevent them from sharing the show with us in person.
Phone: (719) 255-3232
2021/05/06 - 2021/05/23
Additional time info:
Following the Saturday 2 p.m. matinee performances director Max Shulman and Artistic Director Caitlin Lowans will host community discussions centered around themes for the military and veteran communities.
Free parking available. Parking map: https://www.uccs.edu/Documents/pts/parking/campus_map_2016.pdf