Tiger at the Gates | Athenaeum Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
This is a past event.
When: Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 25 2015
Price: $22, $17 seniors and students
La Guerre de Troie N'Aura Pas Lieu, Jean Giraudoux's prescient 1935 reimagining of the Iliad, was written as a call for caution during the hostilities leading up to the Second World War. Now the sort of blind, uncritical hawkishness the French dramatist deftly criticizes has become an American calling card, rendering this Promethean Theatre Ensemble production more timely and relevant than ever. Behind the gates of Troy, Hector desperately tries to placate the lust, pride, and anger of his fellow Trojans in order to avoid a devastating war with the invading Greeks at the gates. There are some compelling performances throughout, but as a whole Lewis and company don't seem to have a strong grip on the tone; epic speeches and colloquial exchanges are delivered almost interchangeably. —Dan Jakes



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