Prospect Theater Project continues its 20th Anniversary Season with An Iliad, a modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic.
Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty stage. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller—possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. He is fated to tell this story throughout history.
“In looking for ways to explore this new ‘theater under COVID’ reality, I was led to consider presenting theater in its one of its most primitive stripped-down forms – Storytelling,” said Prospect Theater Project’s Artistic Director, Jack Souza. “There is no construct in which Iliad is an antiwar story. But this production takes the epic tale and invites us to mediate those warring factions in a surprising contemporary light. Looks at the failure of armed conflict in a contemporary light. The poet is able to contemporize the story while staying anchored in Homer’s tale.”
Streaming for this production will be available from Nov. 19 through 29, 2020. Tickets for An Iliad will be $20. Visit prospecttheaterproject.org or call 209-549-9341 for more ticket information and reservations. An Illiad features Jack Souza on stage.
“We are happy to once again collaborate with local filmmakers, Mark and Greg Runnels, and local composer David Eakin. Our ambition is to go far beyond simply recording a theatrical experience, and produce something more cinematic,” said Souza.
For over 20 years, Prospect Theater Project has promoted community growth by presenting insightful and innovative works of theater in a uniquely intimate performance space. For more information, visit prospecttheaterproject.org.