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An Iliad

Time: August 22, 2014 at 8pm to August 24, 2014 at 6pm
Location: The Cell Theatre
Street: 700 1st St. NW
City/Town: Albuquerque
Website or Map: http://www.liveatthecell.com
Phone: 5057669412
Event Type: theatre
Organized By: Theatre Dojo
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2014

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Southern New Mexico actor and producer Algernon D’Ammassa presents his acclaimed touring performance of An Iliad, an Obie award-winning adaptation of Homer’s Iliad which the New York Times called “spellbinding…an age-old story that resonates with tragic meaning today.” 

 

Based on Robert Fagles’s translation of Homer’s epic, this modern play retells the ancient tale of gods, goddesses, warriors and their families, and the endless battles of human history with a gripping, modern voice.  This innovative production, combining live music with a fast-paced bardic recounting of the Trojan War, opened to critical acclaim in February, and has since played in El Paso, Texas; Cherokee, North Carolina; with future dates booked in San Francisco, California.

 

An Iliad opens on an empty stage with the entrance of a strange, apparently homeless man with a beat-up suitcase.  He begins to sing in ancient Greek, a song seemingly as old as humanity, and a song he has been singing for a very long time.  He has difficulty remembering all of the words now, but the stories possess him and we see it is his destiny to tell this tale – and ours to live it, generation after generation.

An Iliad will play for one weekend only at The Cell Theatre at 700 1st St. NW in Albuquerque.  Friday, August 22nd at 8 pm, Saturday, August 23rd at 8 pm, and Sunday, August 24th at 6 pm.   Admission is $20 General Admission, $15 for Seniors and $10 for Students.  For reservations or more information, visit LiveAtTheCell.com, or call the box office at:  505.766.9412.  For more information about the play or performer, interested parties may call (575) 545-7613 or visit www.facebook.com/algernoniliad.  

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