Stork Theatre presents:
MELBOURNE HOMER FEST
THE PLAY. THE TALK. THE MUSIC. HOMER FOR KIDS. THE CAMPAIGN. THE TOURS.
For all our delights see: www.themelbournehomerfest.com
THE PLAY: THE RAGE OF ACHILLES
La Mama, Carlton Courthouse. February 2017
We were delighted that our Australian premiere of THE RAGE OF ACHILLES played to capacity houses! Audiences travelled from as far afield as Sydney, Adelaide, Tasmania and locally, Frankston, Kyneton, Bendigo and Belgrave.
our brilliant creatives:
Humphrey Bower – actor and dramaturge
Denis Moore – director
Shaun Gurton – designer (now designing MTC’s Macbeth)
Dr Ros Bandt – soundscape (soon performing at Delphi, world heritage site)
Jason Bovaird – lightning design (currently lighting The Play the Goes Wrong)
“Compelling * * * !/2* ” The Daily Review. Owen Richardson
“‘..enthralling, My book group felt transported, walking on air “ B. Reeders
“The best theatre I have ever seen “ D. Reed.
“ a tour de force!” M. Farren-Price.
THE ILIAD by Homer
2700 years ago Homer wrote his story of the Trojan War.
It is the last month in the last year of the War. Achilles and Agamemnon are locked in battle on the shores of Troy- over Briseis.
Homer sings of Helen, ‘the face that launched a thousand ships’ tormented by Aphrodite’s gift of love. Of the raging, brilliant Achilles, and his love for his comrade in arms, Patroklos. Of noble Hector, the greatest of all the defenders of Troy, and his beloved Andromache. Of the heroic Trojan King, Priam, who kisses the hands of the man who killed his son…
Homer journeys us into the minds and souls of the players, human and divine, as they suffer the nightmare of war… and dream of peace.