Aquila to Revive Iliad: Book One Off-Broadway Beginning March 31

News   Aquila to Revive Iliad: Book One Off-Broadway Beginning March 31
 
Casting has been announced for the Aquila Theatre revival of Homer's Iliad: Book One, which begins performances Off-Broadway March 31.

Aquila artistic director Peter Meineck directs the 75-minute World War II-set production, which will run through April 25 at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Opening night is April 16.

The cast will feature John Buxton, Nathan Flower, Jeffrey Golde, Jay Painter, Natasha Piletich and Vaishnavi Sharma.

Previously presented at Classic Stage Company, NYU, Columbia University and in Greece, Aquila's Iliad: Book One draws its inspiration from Robert F. Sargent's iconic image of U.S. soldiers landing on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. The image also serves as the cover for the Stanley Lombardo translation of "The Iliad."

Iliad: Book One, according to press notes, "tells the story of the rage of Achilles, the cost of war, and his personal search for honor and meaning. Aquila Theatre brings this seminal work to vivid life in a production that seeks to restore the Iliad to its original home - the realm of the performer."

The production will feature an original score by Anthony Cochrane and movement by Desiree Sanchez. All other production designs are by Peter Meineck. For tickets phone (212) 279-4200 or visit TicketCentral. The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street in Manhattan.

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