American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
An Epic, Intensified
This is a story you may think you know; a grand classic born on the backs of gods and warriors. But things are different in the Touchstone. Homer’s epic is razed and reborn through the heart of a war-weary poet (Jim DeVita, at his best both in this place and in this role). Bathed in bravery, blood and the heat of battle, the telling ravages our Poet every time. But there’s a reason he’s got the job. He may be able to make us understand. Maybe make us stop. History’s greatest battle whetted to a razor-sharp edge in a stunning night of theater.
Homer’s epic tale distilled to one war-torn poet, actor Jim DeVita takes us on a thrilling, wrenching tour of the Trojan War. The intimate Touchstone Theatre is an ideal space for this exploration of the contradictory conditions of glory and violence, and the human race’s seemingly endless fascination with war.
Actor Jim DeVita: We need to talk
Sharon Kilarski, The Epoch Times, September 5, 2015.
American Players Theatre Goes Four for Four
By Kelly Kleiman, Dueling Critics, August 19, 2015.
DeVita puts on a master class in APT's 'An Iliad'
By Aaron R. Conklin, Madison Magazine, July 31, 2015.
By John Olson, Talkin Broadway: Chicago, 2015.
‘An Iliad’ and ‘The Island’ Reviews: The Smell of Blood and Bronze
By Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2015.
‘An Iliad’ at American Players Theatre: Of rage, ruin and the cherished legacy of endless wars
By Lawrence B. Johnson, Chicago on the Aisle, June 30, 2015.
BWW Reviews" The Art of War Found in AN ILIAD
By Amanda Finn, Broadway World, June 23, 2015.
American Players' Jim Devita reconquers 'An Iliad'
By Michael Muckian, The Wisconsin Gazette, June 18, 2015.
DeVita probes the ravages of war in intimate drama 'An Iliad'
By Mike Fischer, Journal Sentinal, June 16, 2015.
Devestating Devita: The APT veteran brings history and literature alive in “An Iliad”
By Gwendolyn Rice, Isthmus, June 15, 2015.
APT opens season with "An Iliad," a tour de force for James DeVita
By Dave Begel, On Milwalkee, June 14, 2015.
Theater review: The war comes home in APT's extraordinary 'An Iliad'
By Lindsay Christians, The Capital Times, June 14, 2015.
BWW Reviews: American Players Theatre Perfects Ancient Story of AN ILIAD
By Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World, June 22, 2015.