Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PPT Continues Masterpiece Season with An Iliad

Contact Margie Romero, Communications Manager at Pittsburgh Public Theater
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Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Masterpiece Season Continues
An Iliad

Directed by Jesse Berger, Teagle F. Bougere plays the gods and mortals of the Trojan War in this thrilling new adaption by Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare.

PITTSBURGH (February 13, 2014) Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Masterpiece Season continues with a new adaptation of the Greek poet Homer’s epic, The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles. An Iliad was written by Lisa Peterson, a former resident director at the Mark Taper Forum who currently directs across the country, and Tony-winning actor Denis O’Hare, known most recently for his television work on “True Blood” and “American Horror Story.”

An Iliad is directed by the Artistic Director of New York’s Red Bull Theater, Jesse Berger, well-known to Pittsburgh Public Theater’s audiences as the director of Circle Mirror Transformation, A Number, Life X 3, and I Am My Own Wife.

The winner of 2012 Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards, An Iliad runs March 6 – April 6, 2014 at the O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater’s home in the heart of Downtown’s Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit

Appearing as The Poet is Teagle F. Bougere, whose Broadway credits include The Tempest with Patrick Stewart, and A Raisin in the Sun with Phylicia Rashad and Sean Combs. He also recently starred in several productions of Invisible Man, adapted from Ralph Ellison’s novel.

An Iliad combines majestic language with the informal way we speak today to unleash the tales of the Trojan War and delve into the psychology of passion and rage, both ancient and contemporary. Bougere plays all the Greek classic’s most famous characters: Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon, Helen of Troy, and the gods Athena and Hermes. Colorful and emotionally charged, their stories examine the impulses that drive people into battle and ultimately reveals that human nature has not changed much since the days of Homer’s masterpiece.

Variety described An Iliad as, “A transformative act of theatrical magic.”

The design team for An Iliad is: Marion Williams (Scenic and Costumes), Seth Reiser (Lighting), and Ryan Rumery (Original Music and Sound). The Production Stage Manager is Fred Noel and the Assistant Stage Manager is Kelly Haywood.

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents
An Iliad
March 6 – April 6, 2014
Performance Schedule
Tues. at 7 pm; Wed. thru Sat. at 8 pm
Sat. at 2 pm (except March 8 & 15). Also 2 pm on Thurs., April 3
Sun. at 2 & 7 pm (except Sun., April 6 when the final performance is at 2 pm)
Press Night is Thursday, March 13. Opening Night is Friday, March 14.
Ticket Prices: $23 to $55. Students and age 26 and younger $15.75 with valid ID.
For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit

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