The Front Range Community College Theatre Program will be presenting “An Iliad”, by Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare, Based on Homer’s Epic, at the Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins. 2016 marks the tenth year for this outstanding College / Community Collaboration in providing quality theatre opportunities to the students of Front Range, and the audiences of Ft. Collins.
AN ILIAD is a new, highly acclaimed, stage adaptation of Homer’s classic tale of the Trojan War. The play opens on a group of refugees who are visited by a vagabond storyteller in a crumpled coat, carrying a battered suitcase and guitar. He seemingly is condemned to tell this ancient tale over and over, across the ages, until humanity overcomes its violent nature. The refugees quickly take up the characters and action of the story through theatricalized combat, dance, and music, freely incorporating references and images from more recent times, up to today’s headlines. Directed by Peter Anthony, this collision of the ancient and modern worlds creates a startling relevant and captivating theatrical experience.
“Explosive, altogether breathtaking…” – The Chicago Sun-Times
October 21,22- 7:30 pm
October 23- 2:30 pm
October 27,28,29- 7:30 pm
Tickets may be purchased by calling (970) 498-8949 or visiting basbleu.org
$10.00 students & seniors
$14.00 all others
Bas Bleu Theatre 401 Pine St., Ft. Collins
For additional information please contact John Hill, Theatre Program Lead/ Producer:
(970)204-8386 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an independent production. The Bas Bleu Theatre has been made available for this event by special arrangement between the Bas Bleu Theatre Company and FRCC.