Balzer Theatre at Herren’s will once again be filled with audience members and live performances next week.
Theatrical Outfit is thrilled to be returning to the stage with its first live production in nearly 18 months – An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare (Based On Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles). Starring Atlanta favorite Lee Osorio and renowned musician Deisha Oliver, audiences will be taken on a fantastical journey nearly 3,000 years in the making. An Iliad will run at Balzer Theater at Herren’s in the heart of Downtown Atlanta from September 15 – October 10, 2021.
In the words of An Iliad director and TO Artistic Director Matt Torney
“When looking for a play to reopen the theatre to live audiences after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down, we wanted to tell a story that resonated with the scale of what we have all lived through, and to celebrate the storytelling power of live theatre. By going back in time to an ancient story, and exploring it again in a modern context, An Iliad connects the past year to the broad sweep of history, and to common themes of humanity, chaos, and rebirth.”
About An Iliad
Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? Visionary creators Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare have reimagined Homer’s tragic poem with dazzling theatricality and dark humor. As we emerge from a global pandemic, return to the theater for this sweeping account of humanity’s unshakable attraction to war and the heroes that rise and fall in times of chaos.
Torney leads an extremely talented group of Atlanta designers that includes Scenic Design by Lizz Horvath, Costume Design by Alan Yeong, Lighting Design by Ben Rawson, Co-Sound Design & Original Composition by Mikaela Fraser & Rashaad Pierre, Original Composition by Deisha Oliver, and Properties Design by Nick Battaglia.
About those tickets…
VIP Packages and single tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at theatricaloutfit.org or by calling 678-528-1500.