Homer's Coat | UAE Premiere
When / Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8pm
Where / Red Theater
A tour-de-force solo play based on Homer’s epic poem of love, battle, gods and honor.
Written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Based on Homer’s Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Starring Denis O’Hare
Visionary creators Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare have crafted a sprawling yarn based on Homer’s epic poem of love, battle, gods and honor. Tony Award-winning actor Denis O’Hare (Assassins, Take Me Out, True Blood) performs this tour-de-force account of humanity’s unshakable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War?
An Iliad is pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying. – David Cote, Time Out New York
An Iliad has received multiple awards including the Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago), 5 Craig Noel Awards (San Diego), Gregory Award (Seattle), Drama Desk Nomination (New York), OBIE Award (New York), and The Lucille Lortel Award (New York).
To call this a one-man show is really an understatement, as the scale of this work is genuinely epic. There are moments in An Iliad that will make you shed a tear for humankind…An Iliad does a magnificent job of retelling this Greek epic, making it accessible and timeless to the uninitiated; it’s sweeping, sobering, it hits you in the solar plexus, and it puts into staggering perspective just how obsessed with war-mongering humans have always been and continue to be. – Cicely Binford, Australian Stage