Of gods and men:
Published: Sep 05, 2012 10:23 AM
Modified: Sep 05, 2012 10:24 AM
Last year, PlayMakers Repertory Company closed its PRC2 season with “Penelope,” a distinctly contemporary look at “The Odyssey.” This week, PRC2 opens its sixth season with the perfect complement to last year’s finale, Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s “An Iliad,” a modern take on Homer’s other great epic.
The acclaimed one-man play features longtime company favorite Ray Dooley portraying multiple characters in a ferocious interpretation of Homer’s tale of the Trojan War and its mighty warriors, fickle gods and goddesses, and the face that launched a thousands ships.
PlayMakers’ second-stage PRC2 series presents thought-provoking topical plays in the intimate setting of the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art on the UNC campus.
“An Iliad” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Sunday, Sept. 9, with an additional matinee on the final day. As with all PRC2 productions, each performance of “An Iliad” will be followed by a post-show discussion with the creative artists.
Tickets and information are available at 919-962-7529 or playmakersrep.org
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