After hitting Homer in spring, Guthrie bringing back 'An Illiad' for encore


A popular one-person show is coming back to the Guthrie for about three weeks in October, the Star Tribune reports.

"An Illiad," which was originally adapted from Homer's Greek classic "Illiad" by director Lisa Peterson and stage and screen actor Denis O'Hare ("American Horror Story"), is returning to the Guthrie Oct. 1-20 in the Dowling Studio.

Reprising his from the sold-out spring run at the Guthrie is actor Stephen Yoakam.

Star Tribune theater critic Graydon Royce lauded Yoakam in his review of the play in May, saying the actor "pulls this story out of his soul with a sense of pain, relief and necessity — as a man would pull a thorn from his foot."

Yoakam was also lauded by Pioneer Press critic Dominic P. Papatola, saying the actor gave "a rangy, eclectic and sometimes electric performance, filled with bravura moments but utterly devoid of the look-at-me theatrics to which a lesser performer or a lesser story might be prone."

Yoakam, a Guthrie veteran, will again be directed by Ben McGovern.

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