|ĎAn Iliadí joins PlayMakersí season lineup|
|Thursday, June 21, 2012|
Obie Award-winner “An Iliad” will open PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 2012-2013 season Sept 5-9.
PlayMakers, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present “An Iliad” as part of its thought-provoking PRC2 second stage series, in which each performance is followed by artist-audience discussion. The one-man play completes the 2012-13 lineup, joining another Obie Award-winner, Rinde Eckert’s “And God Created Great Whales (Jan. 9-13, 2013) and the world premiere of “Spring Training” by spoken word ensemble Universes (April 24-28, 2013).
Playwrights Lisa Peterson and Tony Award-winner Denis O’Hare (also known for his role in HBO’s “True Blood”) were honored with a special citation from the 2012 Obie Awards for bringing a modern sensibility to Homer’s epic tale of mighty warriors, gods and goddesses, and the face that launched a thousand ships, without losing the grit, glory, bloodlust and poetry that have held audiences enthralled through the ages.
“This contemporary take on ‘The Iliad’ is the perfect complement to last season’s PRC2 finale ‘Penelope,’ which was a contemporary look at ‘The Oydessy,’” said Joseph Haj, PlayMakers producing artistic director.
PlayMakers’ Mainstage Season opens Sept. 22 with 2010 Tony Award-winner “Red.”