Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Trinity professor discusses how a Homerian epic translates 'from stage to page' in upcoming lecture 

click to enlarge COURTESY OF THOMAS JENKINS
  • Courtesy of Thomas Jenkins
How does one turn a 24-book Homerian epic into a one-person show?

With some determination and plenty of creativity, Lisa Petersen and Denis O’Hare did just that, bringing Homer’s Iliad to the stage.



In this online deep dive, Trinity University professor and Current contributor Thomas Jenkins dissects the way an alternate version of an Ancient Greek classic translates from text to a stage production that uses different solutions to produce not only a compelling retelling of the myth but also “an intense meditation on contemporary American society.”

Trinity actor and political science major Anthony Tresca will provide an assist as Jenkins shows how this tale of Trojans and the face that launched a thousand ships transforms from words on the page to an onstage performance.

Helmets and shields not included.

Free, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, Trinity University, Zoom, trinity.edu.

Get our top picks for the best (online!) events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation