Community theatre is at it again at the Matthews! Join us for An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare. This captivating drama, based on Homer’s epic and translated by Robert Fagles, An Iliad stars a single actor who evokes a whole host of characters as he tells a timeless story of adventure, war, and heartbreak.
The production opens on Friday, February 10 at 7 pm. Additional performances are scheduled for February 11, 17 & 18 at 7 pm with matinee performances at 2 pm on February 12 & 19.
A cash bar serving wine, cold beer, and soda will be available. Popcorn is available by donation.
It’s a story you only think you know. In this thrilling rendition of Homer’s epic poem, a war-weary poet is doomed to tell a tale of blood, bravery and battle. He is fated to tell this story throughout history, perhaps to make us understand, perhaps to make us stop. With poetry, humor, and heartache the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience.
February 10, 11, 17, & 18 at 7 pm. | February 12, & 19 at 2 pm
About the NEA Big Read
The National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Since 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts has funded more than 1,700 NEA Big Read programs, providing more than $24 million to organizations nationwide. In addition, NEA Big Read activities have reached every Congressional district in the country. Over the past 16 years, grantees have leveraged more than $56 million in local funding to support their NEA Big Read programs. More than 5.9 million Americans have attended an NEA Big Read event, over 97,000 volunteers have participated at the local level, and over 40,000 community organizations have partnered to make NEA Big Read activities possible.
Visit arts.gov/neabigread for more information about the NEA Big Read. Organizations interested in applying for an NEA Big Read grant in the future should visit Arts Midwest’s website for more information.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest