An Iliad

Esther Williamson as The Poet in AN ILIAD Teresa Castracane
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The Iliad comes to life in this visceral modern-day retelling. Honoring the great tradition of epic poetry, the urgency of Homer's classic bursts forth from a single narrator — Taffety Punk company member Esther Williamson. Live music composed and performed by Hand Grenade Job, an ethereal punk band devoted to "hymns of undoing".  The story of Achilles' rage and Hector's passion lives on as a warning to us all of the perils of war and wrath. Wars end, but is there an end to war?

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Approximate Running Time
90 minutes



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Adapted From
Homer's The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles