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The ILIAD Out Loud
An epic, exhilarating new adaptation of Homer's 'Iliad'
by William Zappa
Fury. So much fury. Tell us Muse, of Achilles, the son of Peleus, insane and cursed, whose fury cost the Achaeans dear...
The Gods of Olympus take their sides and the fates of all men hang in the balance. On the battlefield of Troy the scene is set for the final conflict to claim the beautiful Helen. Only the invincible Greek warrior Achilles can tip the scales of war to glory or defeat, but humiliated by his leader Agamemnon, he is stubbornly refusing to join the fray.
The Iliad tells of the tragic and bloody climax to the ten-year siege of Troy; the darkest episode in the Trojan War. Following on from the success of The Sonnets Out Loud in 2016, The Street brings The Iliad Out Loud to the stage, continuing the exploration of marrying classic verse text with live performance. Homer’s poem is the source myth of Greek drama, a foundational text of Western Culture, and the greatest story of heroism, betrayal and war in literature.
The Iliad Out Loud will be performed in three parts, over three nights. Each performance will last around three hours, punctuated by an interval.
You can join us for a few chapters or for the entire thrilling tale –wherever your sense of adventure takes you! Tickets can be purchased for each of the three parts individually, or in a package of two or three parts.
Directed by: William Zappa
Featuring: Nick Byrne | Chrissie Shaw | William Zappa
Percussion: Gary France
Lighting Design: Linda Buck
Read more in The Canberra Times and HerCanberra
THE STREET PRESENTS
THE ILIAD OUT LOUD
PART 1 -FRIDAY 28TH APRIL - 7PM
The Quarrel. Arrogance and Pride. Meddling Gods. Two Mighty Forces. The Husband, The Wife, The Cause. What You Get Is War.
PART 2 - SATURDAY 29TH APRIL - 7PM
A Hero Is Made. Tenderness and Love. Fighting and Truce. Heavenly Conflict. Plea and Rejection. Bitter Losses.
PART 3 – SUNDAY 30TH APRIL - 4PM
Storming the Ships. Heavenly Tricks. Glory and Death. The Shield. Despair Brings Amends. Gods and Fate. A Father Begs.
1 SESSION STANDARD $40
1 SESSION CONCESSION $35
2 SESSION PACKAGE $70
2 SESSION PACKAGE CONCESSION $60
3 SESSION PACKAGE $90
3 SESSION PACKAGE CONCESSION $75