The Iliad by Fire

When: July 13-Aug. 17 2013

Pure magic. That pretty much sums up what feels like to sit round a crackling fire while darkness falls and Two Planks and a Passion’s theatrical magicians recount an ancient story of gods and men. Homer’s Iliad has been adapted by the company’s artistic director Ken Schwartz to be told in orchestral fashion, with actors trading lines across the camp fire, sometimes chiming in ghostly whispers or supply haunting rhythms and sound effects. The story is bloody and exciting, and the characters come to life in the flicker of the flames. The theatre experience at Ross Creek has always been unique, but the Iliad is something different again, bringing us to our own recent past as children listening to stories and then stretching beyond to the far-reaching past as humans communing in the firelight. —Kate Watson

Price: $18


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