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The Wilbury Theatre Group proudly presents the Rhode Island premiere of Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's highly acclaimed Obie award-winning adaptation of Homer's epic poem, An Iliad. Directed by Clara Weishahn (Sharon in DETROIT at the Wilbury Group) and featuring Rhode Island native Matthew Fraza as "The Poet", this re-telling brings to life the ancient tale of gods, goddesses, warriors and their families, and the endless battles of human history with a gripping, modern voice.
"Spellbinding...Smartly conceived and impressively executed, An Iliad relates an age-old story that resonates with tragic meaning today." -The New York Times
"An Iliad is pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying." -Time Out NY
"Explosive, altogether breathtaking...Brilliantly meshes past and present calamity, with touches of the most caustic dark humor suddenly shifting into unimaginable pathos." -Chicago Sun-Times
"A brilliant and thrilling adaptation." -The Philadelphia Inquirer
ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION
AN ILIAD By Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare
Directed by Clara Weishahn
Featuring Matthew Fraza as The Poet
and Evan Lunt as the Musician
Costume Design by Sylvi Re
Scenic Design by Jacqueline Frole
Lighting/Sound Design by Jason Eckenroth
Stage Management by Polly Feliciano
Assistant Director, Alex Maynard; Dramaturge, Mitchell Parks; Production Manager, Seth Finkle.
CALENDAR OF PERFORMANCES
Thursday, January 23 7:30pm PREVIEW
Friday, January 24 7:30pm PREVIEW
Saturday, January 25 7:30pm PREVIEW
Sunday, January 26 7:30pm PWYC
Monday, January 27 7:30pm PRESS
Thursday, January 30 7:30pm
Friday, January 31 7:30pm
Saturday, February 1 7:30pm
Thursday, February 6 7:30pm
Friday, February 7 7:30pm
Saturday, February 8 7:30pm
Sunday, February 9 3:00pm
ABOUT THE WILBURY THEATRE GROUP
Founded in 2010, The Wilbury Group is an ever-evolving collaboration of artists committed to presenting the public with the highest quality professional theatre. Founded on the belief that quality theatre should be an affordable and accessible means of enrichment to the community; The Wilburys present contemporary, experiential theatre that simultaneously engages, inspires, and provokes thought among audiences.
As the official resident theatre company in the historic Trinity Square Theater at the Southside Cultural Center, The Wilbury Theatre Group is committed to providing our diverse and evolving community with affordable access to the performing arts through our Education program, public outreach programs, and professional productions of cutting-edge theatre from around the world.
To learn more about our 2013-14 season, or find out how you can get involved, visit us online at www.thewilburygroup.org.