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Joseph Graves talks about An Iliad

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Published on Oct 21, 2010

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September 28 — November 21
In the Ellyn Bye Studio

Created by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson
Directed by Penny Metropulos and starring Joseph Graves

"A performance that can honestly be described as spellbinding." —Willamette Week

"Intimate, unstuffy, timely, accessible." —The Seattle Times

Leave it to Tony-award winning actor Denis O'Hare* and visionary director Lisa Peterson to find a way to make the western world's oldest extant work of literature not only intelligible, but immediate, relevant and eerily fascinating—like a barroom raconteur telling literally the oldest story in the book and making you believe it is being told for the first time. Gods and goddesses, weak-tendoned heroes and the face that launched a thousand ships...it's all just another (incredibly engrossing) yarn in O'Hare* and Peterson's one-man adaptation, developed at the Sundance Theatre Institute.

*Denis O'Hare is the co-creator of the piece but will not be the actor performing in the Portland Center Stage production. Joseph Graves will star in the Portland Center Stage production.

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