Pittsburgh Public Theater

Through April 6
8 p.m., 7 p.m., 2 p.m.
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An inventive new adaptation of Homer’s classic epic poem is making its Pittsburgh premiere at Downtown’s O’Reilly Theater. Continuing its masterpiece season, Pittsburgh Public Theater presents An Iliad, directed by Jesse Berger. Adapted by playwright Lisa Peterson and Tony-winning actor Denis O’Hare, the spellbinding production puts a contemporary spin on one of written language’s oldest works, exploring timeless themes such as war, rage and human nature, which remain just as relevant as they were in Homer’s day. Winner of 2012 Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards, the rigorous one-man show stars acclaimed NYC-based actor Teagle F. Bougere playing all of the ancient Greek masterwork’s legendary characters, heroes and gods, including The Poet, Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon, Helen of Troy, Athena and Hermes. Bougere’s impressive Broadway credits include roles in The Tempest with Patrick Stewart, and A Raisin in the Sun with stars Phylicia Rashad and Sean Combs. The production’s design team includes Marion Williams (scenic and costumes), Seth Reiser (lighting) and Ryan Rumery (original music and sound).