By Lisa Peterson
and Denis O'Hare

Adapted from Homer's Iliad
translated by Robert Fagles

Directed by
Lisa Peterson

With (in rep)
Denis O'Hare
Stephen Spinella


an iliad

An Iliad Video

TimeOut New York

Single Tickets $70.00 each

Performance Calendar
Please make note of new performance times for this production as they may be different from what you are accustomed.



Scenic Design, Rachel Hauck; Costume Design, Marina Draghici; Lighting Design, Scott Zielinski; Original Music & Sound Design, Mark Bennett; Production Stage Manager, Donald Fried; Bassist, Brian Ellingsen.

Company Bios

Production Photos

Visionary creators Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare have crafted a sprawling yarn based on Homer's epic poem. AN ILIAD spins the familiar tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battles told through an original and immediate voice. Making its New York premier, Tony Award-winning actors Denis O'Hare (Assassins, Take Me Out) and Stephen Spinella (Angels in America) will alternate as performers in this sweeping account of humanity's unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War?

Performance schedule:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:00pm
Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00pm
Saturday, 3pm, 8pm
Sunday, 2pm, 7pm

Running time:
100 minutes, no intermission

Monday, March 5th there will be a 7:00 performance
Wednesday, March 8, no performance

First Preview
February 15, 2012

Opening Nights
March 6 and 7, 2012

Final Performance
March 25, 2012

Student Matinee:
Wednesday, March 14
Wednesday, March 21

NYTW provides discounted tickets for student groups of ten or more. Please contact Stephanie Warren for specific pricing at Stephaniew@nytw.org or call 212-780-9037

.4th Street Bar Association Night:
Thursday, March 1

Repeat Defender's
Wednesday, February 22

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AfterWords (post-performance audience discussion):
February 22
Lisa Peterson, Rachel Hauck, Mark Bennett and the design team on the concept of AN ILIAD. Moderated by Morgan Jenness.

February 28
Lisa Peterson and Stephen Spinella on AN ILIAD in performance. Moderated by Jack Doulin, Casting Director at NYTW.

March 21 Greek scholars and historians on AN ILIAD in context. Participants to be announced.

Read a partial transcript of some opening words
from the first rehearsal of AN ILIAD

A peek at backstage life at NYTW

Denis O'Hare on Brian Lehrer

The Brief: New York Theatre Workshop's new location for supplementary materials and further reading. Here you will find historical context and in-depth exploration of themes touched on in the season's productions.

revolution books NYTW has collaborated with Revolution Books to bring you these suggested readings to accompany ONCE
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$40.00 post-opening performances

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