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About

This opera about the rage of Achilles is just as shocking, funny, sensitive, and passionate as the epic that’s captivated audiences for centuries. The show is a faithful recreation of Homer’s Iliad, set to original music and choreography in the Ancient Greek genres.

Audiences walk out humming a timeless mantra as relevant today as ever: Never Forget. Listen to the music.

Our Mission

Our mission is to faithfully recreate Homer’s Iliad on stage, set to original music in the Ancient Greek genres, in a show that pleases Homer and honors Apollo.

You are welcome to join us on our epic adventure.

Synopsis

Act I

Enraged at his commanding officer, the 25-year-old Achilles withdraws from the great war for Helen of Troy.

Achilles prays his fellow Greeks lose. Zeus grants his prayer, and the Trojans advance so far they set fire to the Greek ships themselves.

Act II

Hector and Apollo kill Patroclus, so Achilles goes berserk. Achilles leads the Greek army all the way to the walls of Troy, where Achilles and Athena kill Hector in the final duel.

The show closes with Achilles and the Trojan King Priam crying together out of mutual respect as Achilles returns Hector’s body, at last ending his rage.

Context

It’s time Homer returned to the theater.

In Ancient Greece, where theater was invented, the most popular show was the Iliad. People loved it. A single actor sang it in a theater while an orchestra played the music.

The show was 10-12 hours long, and took place over many evenings.

We’re on a mission to introduce people into Homer’s larger world with a shorter, more digestible 2-hour show where action replaces the spoken-word narrative.

There’s a reason people love Homer so much. For centuries he was the first author every student read at University, no matter what subject you studied. People loved his Iliad so much they chose the show’s lyrics to be written when our alphabet was first penned in the Greek language.

His emotion is raw. His wit is sharp. His story is legend.

It’s time Homer returned to the theater.

Get Involved

You can join us along our epic adventure to once again bring the Iliad to life in theaters across the globe.

We are actively enrolling patrons, community/school theaters, commercial theaters, partners, sponsors, career professionals, and anyone interested in helping us faithfully recreate Homer’s Iliad on stage.

Interested? You can get involved today.

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You can contact us with questions, concerns, comments, or complaints.

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