Because I am down in San Diego (this week it was one of my sister’s, my mom’s, and my grandma’s birthdays) and because I try and take advantage of all the free theatre I can (my good buddy works at La Jolla Playhouse) I saw AN ILLIAD last night. It’s a one-man show based on Homer’s Illiad, and it was excellent. I appreciated how much it was related to modern day warfare without shoving the comparisons into our faces. Also, I was completely floored by both the lighting design and the sound design. Scott Zielinski was the brilliant lighting designer, and the original music/sound design was from Mark Bennett. They also had a cello player, Brian Ellingsen, and I’m a sucker for the cello. And, Henry Woronicz was phenomenal as “Poet.”
There wasn’t a whole lot to not like about the show. Check it out if you’re in the neighborhood! I come home tomorrow. I’m 90% sure I’ll be heading into the city on Monday night for Theatre Pub’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE. Hope to see you there!