New York City
Inventively crafted with sardonic humor, lush language, and wild anachronistic flourishes, War Music recounts the timeless tale of the wrath of Greek warrior Achilles against his archrival, Agamemnon–all while devious gods meddle in one of the mightiest conflicts of all time. Renowned writer and director Lillian Groag (A.C.T.’s The Rivals) reignites the landscape of the Iliad in a world premiere adaptation that cuts to the heart of Homer’s perfectly etched characters and astonishingly immediate worldview. Adapted from lauded contemporary poet Christopher Logue’s ravishing translation that was 45 years in the making, War Music is a theatrical fusion of language, music, and movement as only A.C.T. can create.