GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Homer's classic war epic "The Iliad" is being given new life at The Guthrie Theater.
"An Illiad" is a powerful adaptation of the story, told in the shadow of the bloodshed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.
Stephen Yoakam is the star of the one-man, 90-minute show. The Guthrie veteran plays a tortured, but humorous poet who recites, comments and chats with his audience. The Poet urges the audience to connect with the story of the Trojan War, with hopes that in re-telling the story will lead to the end of war and bloodshed.
Yoakam joined KARE 11 News at 4pm to talk about the demands of the play, as well as the power of the story.
An Iliad is in performance through May 26 in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio. For ticket information, call the box office at 612-377-2224 or click here.
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