It's best to watch drama play out onstage, as opposed to in the room where you keep all your porcelain dolphins. See a smash hit with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see Pittsburgh Public Theater's An Iliad
- When: March 25–30
- Where: O'Reilly Theater
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $31 for seating in rows A-L for a Tuesday–Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday performance (up to $51 value)
- $33 for seating in rows A-L for a Friday performance (up to $55 value)
- $27 for seating in rows M-R for a Tuesday–Thursday or Sunday performance (up to $45 value)
- $30 for seating in rows M-R for a Friday or Saturday performance (up to $49 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The stage becomes a battlefield as one of the western world's oldest stories comes to life. An epic war is waged outside the walls of Troy, where men and even gods enter the fray. And all you see is a Poet and the dropping jaws of the audience members around you. "It's a good story," the Poet says, though its telling is not without a price. "Every time I sing this song, I hope it's the last time."
When adapters Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare set out to bring Homer's classic tale to the stage, they kept it simple by focusing on the talents of one actor and one musician. For Pittsburgh Public Theater's production, actor Teagle F. Bougere's performance is set to a score from composer Ryan Rumery. And while the staging is simple, the performance is anything but—"The language sears impossible-to-stage tableaux of death and destruction on your mind's eye," wrote Time Out New York of the original production, calling it "pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying."
Show contains mild adult language. Recommended for mature audiences only.
Pittsburgh Public Theater
Pittsburgh was about to fall off the theater map when Pittsburgh Public Theater debuted in 1975. Faced with shuttered ticket windows, a dwindling audience, and marquees holding messages like "Goodbye cruel world," founders Joan Apt, Margaret Rieck, and Ben Shaktman were determined to make their company a success. And that determination paid off: their first season's productions of The Glass Menagerie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Twelfth Night raked in critical acclaim and audience fanfare. Ticket sales climbed, and the trio eventually increased their season to six productions. Among these have been classics as well as plenty of new works, such as August Wilson's King Hedley II and Michael Cristofer's Amazing Grace