Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Performing at Outré Theatre Company (Apr 5 - Apr 21)
“An Iliad is pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal, and deeply satisfying.” – Time Out NY
“Spellbinding…Smartly conceived and impressively executed, An Iliad relates an age-old story that resonates with tragic meaning today.” – New York Times
“Explosive, altogether breathtaking…Brilliantly meshes past and present calamity, with touches of the most caustic dark humor suddenly shifting into unimaginable pathos.” – Chicago Sun-Times
Outré Theatre Company is proud to announce its sophomore production, Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson’s Obie Award-winning one-man show An Iliad, starring Avi Hoffman. Returning Homer’s classic to where it originated – the words of the Poet, speaking directly to an audience – An Iliad brings alive the struggle between Achilles and Hector, the battle and fall of Troy, and the beautiful woman who caused it all.
Outré’s production of An Iliad stars Avi Hoffman, the well-known and well-respected South Florida actor/director whose accolades and nominations include the LA Ovation Awards, the NY Drama Desk, the NY Outer Critics Circle, and South Florida’s own Carbonell Awards. Hoffman plays the Poet, bringing to life Homer’s timeless characters such as Achilles, Hector, Helen, and Priam.
Outré Theatre Company is a young and growing theatre company in beautiful South Florida, helmed by Artistic Director Skye Whitcomb and Managing Director Sabrina Gore. Outré believes that theatre is a living art form with the power to reimagine and reexamine ourselves and the world around us. We are a theatre that nurtures the creative spirit of individuals and our community through original and established works, utilizing a variety of mediums to engage the souls and imaginations of the artists and the audience. We strive to create theatre which stimulates thought, provokes reflection, and encourages activism.