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October 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

An Iliad
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Based on Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles
Generously Sponsored by
Judge & Mrs. Jed Q. Beebe
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Poster photo credit: John Osterhoudt
An Iliad is a modern rendering of Homer’s classic story, adapted for the stage by Lisa Peterson and Dennis O’Hare. In a virtuoso performance, Tarah Flangan inhabits over fifty characters. With the addition of live music (Eva Scholz-Carlson on the cello), and language that ranges from contemporary realism to epic poetry, An Iliad grapples with humankind’s perpetual capacity for violence, while exploring the beauty and kinship to be found even in the midst of war.
An Iliad was originally developed as part of the New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspects Program, Off-Broadway premiere produced by New York Theatre Workshop (Jim Nicola, Artistic Director; William Russo, Managing Director) in 2012.
An Iliad was originally produced by Seattle Repertory Theatre (Jerry Manning Producing Artistic Director; Benjamin Moore, Managing Director).
It was subesequently produced by McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ (Emily Mann, Artistic Director; Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director, Mara Isaacs, Producing Director).
An Iliad was developed as part with the assistance of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program.
Show Advisory
This drama is best enjoyed by children 14 and older due to some mature themes.
An Iliad is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
In Muthaland, Minita Gandhi takes us on the epic coming-of-age journey of a first-generation Indian-American woman. The life of a young woman is forever changed on a trip to India during which she unearths family secrets, encounters a prophet, is the victim of an assault, and ultimately discovers her voice within a culture of silence. The familiar and the foreign swap roles in this dark comedy about culture, identity, spirituality, and sexuality. Inspired by true events, Muthaland navigates the tragic and magical on the way to a new sense of home.

Minita is a graduate of PCPA’s two-year actor conservatory.

Muthaland was originally created and developed in part with Silk Road Rising, Jamil Khoury: Founding Artistic Director, Malik Gillani: Founding Executive Director, 2016 Victory Gardens Theatre, 2016, and was part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 2016. Muthaland was originally produced at 16th Street Theater, Ann Filmer, Artistic Director, 2017.
Muthaland is presented by special arrangement with the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.
Show Advisory
This one woman play is most appropriate for children 14 years and older due to some adult language and mature themes.


October 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am
October 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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