The Verse Theater Manhattan continues its Iliad trilogy with installment number two, Christopher Logue's War Music, which runs Sept. 6-22 at the Wings Theatre. Opening night is Sept. 8.
War Music is adapted and directed by artistic director James Milton, who also adapted and directed Kings, the first part of the trilogy. The play chronicles Achilles and Agamemnon's reconciliation after Patroclus is killed during a battle between the Greeks and the Trojans.
The all-female cast includes Jo Barrick, Angela Moore and Marybeth Bentwood
Committed exclusively to verse drama, Verse Theater Manhattan produces old and new works and is especially interested in promoting the work of poets who want to write for the stage.
Previous productions include Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, Euripides' Helen and Seneca's The Madness of Hercules. The theatre is at 154 Christopher St., NYC. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved at (212) 484-2325.
— By Diane Snyder