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Elks Theatre & Performing Arts Center

address  117 E. Gurley St.
 Prescott, AZ  86301
phone (928) 777-1366

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An Iliad: A One Man Show

Dance Play, Drama, Solo Performance
The play, first produced in 2010, is an intimate retelling of the ancient Homeric epic The Iliad from
the perspective of one person. It is suffused with an engaging immediacy that sets
it in a class of exceptional theatrical experiences. Employing only minimal
stagecraft, this play is raw storytelling at its best, vigorous and deeply affecting.
The sole actor, Commonweal resident ensemble member and veteran actor Ben
Gorman, portrays “the Poet” (he is never named) who, by fits and starts, unfolds
the ancient narrative poem, coloring it with his personal anecdotes and
descriptions, giving it immediacy and depth. Far from the delivery of a dry history
lesson, the Poet’s dynamic retelling brings it the tale to vivid life and gives it
relevance to the modern audience he addresses. He distills The Iliad’s vast scope
down to human scale, portraying a handful of iconic characters and their fateful
interactions in the Trojan War. Humankind’s incessant urge to warfare is rarely so
clearly illuminated, and its cost so feelingly expressed.
One Man Show;Prescott;An Iliad;The Artist's Path
Event Info: (928) 777-1370
Ages: 16+
Price: $19.95
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 • Mon 2/17/20 at 6:30pm-8:30pm