An Iliad

by Lisa Peterson
and Denis O’Hare

August 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 28

Commonweal’s Wealhouse series presents the one-person show An Iliad  starring Commonweal ensemble member Ben Gorman and directed by former company member Megan Pence.

MDC members and Season Pass holders receive a $5 discount to Wealhouse productions.

Ben Gorman as The Poet in An Iliad
Ben Gorman as The Poet in An Iliad

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 will be presented upstairs in Pedal Pushers Cafe in downtown Lanesboro for the first six dates. One performance, August 28th, will be held in the Commonweal’s Events Hall to ensure access for our mobility-restricted patrons.