Adelaide Festival 28 February - 16 March 2014

An Iliad

Homer's Coat

By Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson. Based on Homer's Iliad, Translated by Robert Fagles

United States

**** "Pure theatre: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying."

- Time Out

The time is now: the present moment. The power of Homer’s age-old story is unleashed on to a modern audience in a contemporary, in-your-face retelling created by acclaimed director Lisa Peterson and actor Denis O’Hare (Tony Award winner, HBO’s True Blood and The Good Wife). Smartly conceived and powerfully performed, the familiar tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battle become a breathtaking tour-de-force. A sweeping account of humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos that begs the question: has anything really changed since the Trojan War?

“Theatrical storytelling at its most vital” The Boston Globe

Supported by the Government of the United States

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Dunstan Playhouse - Adelaide Festival Centre

Tue 4 Mar 7.30pm
Wed 5 Mar 7.30pm
Fri 7 Mar 7.30pm
Sat 8 Mar 7.30pm

1 hour 40 minutes (no interval)


Adult $79
Friends $67
Concession $67
Fringe Benefits $30

For Fringe Benefits bookings, please call BASS on 131 246.


Contains haze effects.

Access Details

Wheelchair Access Assistive Listening


Directed by: Lisa Peterson
Starring: Denis O'Hare
Musician: Brian Ellingsen

A Homer's Coat Project

Produced in association with: ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann
Scenic Design: Rachel Hauck
Costume Design: Marina Draghici
Lighting Design: Scott Zielinski
Original Music and Sound Design: Mark Bennett

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