Troy. Normandy. Fallujah. The Center for Creative Work at the University of Houston presents Ilium, a re-imagining of Homer’s Iliad through the stories of Honors College faculty and students who have experienced suffering and survival through the wars of the twentieth and twenty-first century. Directed by Jen Sommers from the School of Theatre and Dance, with original music by Alyssa Weathersby of the Moores School of Music, Ilium features University of Houston students dancing and speaking conflicts and struggles from around the world, as well as chanting ancient Greek lamentations and singing a Latin Requiem.
Since 2009, the Center for Creative Work at The Honors College has produced new adaptations of Greek classics for its annual Dionysia. Beginning with Euripides' Children of Herakles, and continuing with Sophocles' Electra, Aeschylus' Agamemnon, and Aristophanes' The Frogs, the Dionysia has showcased the talent of Honors College faculty and students and Houston's outstanding artistic community.
Don't miss this compelling production and performance of Ilium for Dionysia 2013.
Date: May 2 & 3
Location: Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Bvld
Tickets are free, but RSVP is required. For more information click here.