AN ILIAD (2017) - incidental music for solo harp
Premiere: March 2017, Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, TX
Duration: ca. 90 minutes
Original play by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson. Directed by Rob Kimbro and acted by Leon Ingulsrud with harpist Cindy Qin.
An Iliad is a retelling of the classic tale from the perspective of a wandering poet and his muse, traveling through the millennia bearing the burden of having to tell this violent story. The muse in this production is a harpist, providing musical accompaniment that both supports and combats the poet.
An Iliad opened at the Moody Center for the Arts in its brand new Louis Chiles black box theater, in Houston, TX on the Rice University campus.