Aquila's Iliad: Book One Opens Off-Broadway April 16

News   Aquila's Iliad: Book One Opens Off-Broadway April 16 The Peter Meineck-helmed revival of Iliad: Book One officially opens Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre April 16.
A scene from Iliad: Book One.
A scene from Iliad: Book One.

The 75-minute World War II-inspired take on Homer's epic began performances March 31 and continues through April 25. The cast of Iliad: Book One features John Buxton, Nathan Flower, Jeffrey Golde, Jay Painter, Natasha Piletich and Vaishnavi Sharma.

Iliad: Book One, according to Aquila, "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."

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 "Iliad."

The production has 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.

The company of <i>Iliad: Book One</i>.
The company of Iliad: Book One.