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An Iliad Reviews

Studio Theatre (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

42 ratings
4.4 average rating
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1 review
4 stars
attended Dec 27 2012

mesmerizing..extraordinary presentation--acting, language, pitch perfect..

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21 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 23 2012

Saw it with my 21 year old, Ancient Greek-reading , but oh so of the moment son. We both were enthralled, moved and provoked (in a good way) by the play and the acting/production. An absolutely MUST-SEE.

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22 reviews
18 stars
attended Dec 30 2012

Scott Parkinson's performance was mesmerizing. This is no mere recitation of The Iliad (or parts of it), but rather a retelling in contemporary speech of many of the most critical parts of the story. The beauty of the adaptation is the way it...continued

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6 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

I very much enjoyed the play. The performance was wonderful and the interpretation in quite unique and thought inticing. In spite of the fact that the actor confused a few lines here and there, 90 minuted flew by in one breath.
I found the...continued

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2 reviews
9 stars
attended Dec 23 2012

I was not initially convinced about the Iliad as a one man show. I was pleasantly surprised by the powerful performance. The venue was small but it lent itself to the performance. Despite it being about a war long ago, the play reminded us that...continued

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35 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 30 2012

A wonderful experience. The writing is brilliant and the acting by the "storyteller" is wonderful. Not to be missed.

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 29 2012

This was an excellent, interesting presentation. The actor male and cellist female were both very, very good. I found myself dreaming off into the tale, it was engaging and thought-provoking (my god, so effective the listing of strife since...continued

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 27 2012

Powerful, gripping, deeply moving. Even if you don't know the old story of the Iliad, you'll be swept right in. This adaptation feels timeless, ancient and right up to the minute. It goes under your skin in this intimate performance space. By all...continued

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JTR
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3 reviews
17 stars
attended Dec 29 2012

This was the second time I've seen this show. I saw it last month in Berkeley, CA and loved it so much that I insisted on taking my family here in DC. It is one of the most intense 90 minute monologues I've ever seen. The actor had changed...continued

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2 reviews
11 stars
attended Dec 23 2012

A tour de force by authors, actor, and musician.

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2 reviews
13 stars
attended Dec 28 2012

This is a very thoughtful and intense theater experience that spans the emotional range from rage to joy to love and back again to anguish, though it is not all doom and gloom- there are sprinkles of well-played humor as well The acting in this...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 29 2012

Extremely well-done! Terrific presentation, both in dialogue and the excellent accompanying cello work.

All 8 of us that went in my group (including teenagers, young adults, and those of us in the "older" category) really enjoyed the show.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 30 2012

Very compelling narrative and kept my attention and that of my kids (ages 11-17) throughout. Moving commentary on the nature of war and brutality, as well as humanity's capacity for empathy and compassion.

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1 review
9 stars
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87 reviews
25 stars
attended Dec 29 2012

I want to give this performance 5-stars, but the actor was having an off-day; he kept flubbing his lines. Although that error might be excused given the intensity of the performance; it was quite amazing. The solo cellist was very effective....continued

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30 reviews
18 stars
attended Dec 21 2012

Don't judge this work by The Washington Post's dismissive review. The reviewer singled out the speaker's recitation of wars and battles are a low point of the performance. It was the opposite for me as the list went right up to the present day...continued

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Nancy
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16 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

The acting was fantastic, but I hated the show itself. It was extremely depressing.

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13 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

A retelling of Homer's Iliad with a single actor playing all roles, accompanied in part by a viola da gamba player. The monlogue is in heightened language, with interjections at points of high violence in current vernacular. This "trick"...continued

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SMJ
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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 28 2012

Great acting and the music accompanying made it even better. Very interesting way of telling the story.

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7 reviews
5 stars
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