Did you ever wonder how television news anchors keep their sanity, reporting each night on the latest mayhem and carnage? The same goes for the lone character in “An Iliad,” Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson’s contemporary, conversational adaptation of Homer’s epic account of the Trojan War.
As played with fevered fervor by Avi Hoffman, this chronicler known simply as The Poet is like a mythological sad sack, doomed to wander the globe reciting the details of the latest armed conflict in the hope that such vivid word pictures of human destruction will wise up the world from repeating its mistakes.
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Where: Outre Theatre Company, Mizner Park Studio Theatre, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton.
When: Through Sunday
Tickets: $20-$30. Call: (866) 811-4111.
The verdict: A contemporary retelling of Homer’s epic poem with an anti-war slant, conveyed with fervor by a dramatic Avi Hoffman.