UCIrvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts - Drama Department presents Great River Shakespeare Festival’s production of: An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare starring Tarah Flanagan and Eva Scholz-Carlson. Directed by Andrew Carlson and Tarah Flanagan
Tarah Flanagan stars in Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's contemporary retelling of the Trojan War - weaving together poetry and humor to explore the parallels of ancient warfare to our modern experience.
With one actor inhabiting over fifty characters, live music, and language that ranges from direct and contemporary to poetic, this play is a powerful piece of theatrical storytelling. An Iliad grapples with humankind’s perpetual capacity for violence while exploring the beauty and profound human connection to be found in the midst of war.
“Every time I sing this song, I hope it’s the last time.” An Iliad Preshow Talk at GRSF:
Tarah Flanagan- New York Theatre: The Mint Theatre, Looking Glass Theatre, and off-Broadway in the title role of The Little Prince, directed by Kim Martin-Cotten (Hang a Tale Prod. at the Pearl Theatre)
Regional Theatre: Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Crossroads Theatre, Eugene O'Neil Theatre, Fulton Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, Public Theatre of Maine, Studio Arena Theatre, and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (title role in St. Joan) She has been a proud company member of the Great River Shakespeare Festival since 2007 where she serves as an Artistic Associate.
Film/TV: Mother's Book-directed by Keith Joseph Atkins, PBS series, Futurestates, As the World Turns, and Darwin: the Series- directed by Carrie Preston.
Directing/Choreography: Daisy 3 Pictures (Associate Producer, Choreographer): Darwin the Series) Actor's Theatre of Louisville: (Director) two Solo Mio projects, Great River Shakespeare Festival: (co-Director) An Iliad (Movement Choreographer) As You Like It, Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, and Rozencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. Shakespeare for Young Actors at GRSF (Program Director): As You Like It, Romeo & Juilet, The Tempest, Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, and Hamlet
Training: PCPA Theaterfest, Conservatory at Webster University (BFA), the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (MFA)
Eva Scholz-Carlson will be a junior at Southwest High School next year. She acts in school plays (Antigone, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as well as in Shakespeare For Young Actors (As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors). She has also been in Twelfth Night and As You Like It at GRSF. She has been playing cello since age four and currently studies with Tulio Rondon. She plays in her school’s pit orchestra (Sweet Charity) and in the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies.