Aquila's Iliad: Book One Returns Off-Broadway March 31

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The Aquila Theatre revival of the World War II-inspired take on Homer's Iliad: Book One begins performances Off-Broadway March 31.

Previously presented at Classic Stage Company, NYU and Columbia University, Aquila's 75-minute production of Iliad: Book One is directed by Peter Meineck. The production officially opens April 16 and runs through April 25 at the Lucille Lortel Theater.

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 "The 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.

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