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An Iliad


An Iliad

by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
based on Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles
Directed by Lauren Bone Noble
An FSC Production

This production is made possible by generous gifts from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Tri-M Foundation.

AN ILIAD was originally developed as part of the New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspects Program,Off-Broadway premiere produced by New York Theatre Workshop
(Jim Nicola, Artistic Director; William Russo, Managing Director) in 2012.

AN ILIAD was originally produced by Seattle Repertory Theatre
(Jerry Manning Producing Artistic Director; Benjamin Moore, Managing Director).

It was subsequently produced by McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ
(Emily Mann, Artistic Director; Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director, Mara Isaacs, Producing Director).

AN ILIAD was developed in part with the assistance of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program.

Poetry, humor, and the ancient tale of the Trojan War collide with the modern world in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is the present moment. The lone figure onstage is the Poet. As he waits for the Muse to appear, he is fated to tell this story again throughout history. With live music.

Winner of the 2012 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show.

“Spellbinding…Smartly conceived and impressively executed…an age-old story that resonates with meaning today.”
—The New York Times

“AN ILIAD is pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying.”
—Time Out New York

“100 intelligent, emotional minutes.”
—Huffington Post

LAUREN BONE NOBLE (Director) is an actor, director, playwright, and teaching artist, currently serving as Assistant Professor of Movement for the Actor at the University of Mississippi. Lauren has worked on and off Broadway, regionally throughout the United States and abroad at Vienna’s English Theatre. Her solo show, FURY!, won best in fest and best solo specialty at the 2022 Orlando Fringe, and best comedy at the 2022 United Solo Festival. Her new play ‘Madame Zarechnaya‘ was selected for the Ingram New Plays Lab at Nashville Rep, and  is supported by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies where she is a Fellow.

JONATHAN BRIAN FENNO (Language and Literature Consultant) is a great fan of Homer’s Iliad, a wonderfully complex work that tells all too well the human costs of glory won on the battlefield. He is pleased to have contributed to this production of “An Iliad.” Having earned a PhD in Classics from UCLA, he now teaches at the University of Mississippi. His primary teaching and research interests are in early Greek poetry: epic, lyric, tragedy, and comedy. 

SCOTT HOLDREDGE (Set/Lighting//Technical Director) is excited to be back with FSC this summer. He is a full time faculty member at SUNY Cortland in NY. He recently designed Lights for Opera Ithaca at the Hangar Theatre for A Turn of the Screw and designed Set/Lights/projection for the Opera Ithaca festival including Rusalka and Die Schoien Mullerin.  His scenic designs for SUNY Cortland have recently included; Sweet Charity, Love Billy, Cabaret, The Last Five Years (co-production with Cortland Repertory Theatre), Seussical, and a new musical workshop production of The Bone Harp with Create Theatre. He has also worked for Cortland Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Opera, Syracuse University, and a few area high school theatres as a set/lighting designer and technical director. Scott’s work has been seen in New York City, Los Angeles, Alaska, and San Diego across the genres of theatre, corporate events, theme parks, haunted houses and film.

EVAN JAGELS (The Muse) is a versatile bassist and accomplished improvisor. He is cofounder and bassist of Duo Extempore, whose curated improvisations draw from classical and jazz virtuosity, weaving together storytelling, history, art, and architecture. Together with NYC-based pianist Nicole Brancato, Duo Extempore explores every shape of improvised music through film production, live scoring, technology, and performance. Jagels is an in-demand freelance jazz musician, having shared the stage with many jazz luminaries both in the US and abroad, and bassist for Killdeer Trio. He has a MA in Music Performance from Queens College and is Lecturer of Music at Hartwick College.

KASSANDRA JOY (She/They) (Stage Manager) graduated in 2015 from Manhattanville College with her B.A. in Theatre and works as a stage manager, actress, director, writer, and teaching artist. Some production credits include: Production Stage Manager for Fences, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, and Inherit The Wind at the RedHouse Arts Center and Give ‘Em Hell, Harry! At Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts. Stage Manager for Fertile Grounds with Civic Ensemble in Ithaca, NY. Kassandra Joy was awarded the 2023 Charlie Blackwell scholarship to attend the Broadway Stage Management Symposium in NYC, and  is a proud member of the Black Artist Collective in Syracuse, NY. 

CHARLIE KEVIN (Poet) was last seen in Franklin Stage’s production of Doubt, as Father Flynn. He was previously seen in Franklin Stage productions of: The Price, Period of Adjustment, Galileo, Measure for Measure, The Trojan Women, Orestes, The Heretic Mysteries. Broadway(tour): Take Me Out. Off-Bway: Trans Euro Express, Irish Arts Center; Feast of the Flying Cow, Rattlestick; Cavemen, National Black Theatre of Harlem. Regional theatre: Seattle Rep., Old Globe, Dallas Theatre Center, Milwaukee Rep., Denver Center, Portland Stage, Playhouse on the Square, Olney Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, Hippodrome, The Caldwell Theatre. Television and Film: The Blacklist; Manifest; Law & Order: Organized Crime, SVU; FBI: Most Wanted; For Life; WuTang: An American Saga; Emergence.

ALYSSA PERILLO (Assistant Stage Manager) studied Film and Media Arts at Temple University. She is currently the Assistant Director of Cue and Curtain Drama Club at Unatego Central School. Alyssa is very excited to return to FSC this summer after an internship in 2023. She would like to thank her mom and her mentor, Sandra Bonczkowski, for their endless support.

LINDSEY QUAY VOORHEES (Costume Design) received her MFA in Costume Design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She is a professor in the theatre department at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and serves as the resident costume designer. Recent designs include Toliver and Wakeman, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Possessing Harriet here at Franklin Stage Company, A Chorus Line for Syracuse University Department of Drama,  Syracuse Stage’s children’s tour Miss Electricity, and CNY Arts’ Christmas ballet Dasher’s Magical Gift. Favorite designs for Le Moyne include Madwoman of Chaillot, The Black Rider, She Kills Monsters, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Heathers: The Musical, The Liar, Pericles: Prince of Tyre, and Master and Margarita. You can view her portfolio at 

EVAN TRUE (Production Manager) spends the colder months as a technical producer and production manager for live events, conferences, festivals and interactive museums. He has worked on the production side with many theater and dance companies including the TEAM, Liz Lerman Dance, and Culture Project and has been a build and strike volunteer at FSC for two seasons. Evan is also an Obie Award winning performer, and has been an ensemble member as well as Tech Director at the Living Theatre and International Wow Company.

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Thursday–Saturday @7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee @3:00 pm
Sunday @5:00 pm

Performance is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.


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