by Lisa Peterson
and Denis O’Hare
August 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 28*, 2019
Commonweal’s Wealhouse series presented the one-person show An Iliad starring Commonweal ensemble member Ben Gorman and directed by former company member Megan Pence.
VENUE: Pedal Pushers Cafe, upper level (stair access only*)
MDC members and Season Pass holders receive a $5 discount to Wealhouse productions.
A traveling Poet arrives and, speaking as one with first-hand knowledge, slowly begins to unfold the story of the ancient conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans. He not only describes major events of the war but illuminates them through the lens of our modern age, intimately revealing the devastation warfare brings to those who experience it. By turns triumphant and horrific, his tale brings the mythical story to human scale with profound impact and intensity, laying bare both the beauty and horror of what it is to be human.
*An Iliad was presented upstairs in Pedal Pushers Cafe in downtown Lanesboro for the first six dates. One performance, August 28th, was held in the Commonweal Theatre to ensure access for our mobility-restricted patrons. All performances were at 7:30pm.