Desire, war, desertion, power, violence, homeland… Alberto Conejero shares with the public the beauty, mystery and darkness of an epic poem through which he elaborates on the human condition and links different eras. He combines voices from the past and present based on the character of Patroclus, Achilles’ companion-in-arms. A montage that brings us closer to a fundamental work of classical Greek literature, the Iliad.
Interpreter, playwright and director: Three great talents bring to the Mérida Festival a show that is both a war song and a eulogy for the victims. It is a dark poem that speaks of the violence of the battlefield, but also of the violence of desire. The Iliad begins with the desertions of two men who love each other and who leave the battlefield ten years after the war began. We are still talking about the Iliad because that war is not over yet.
Duration: 1h 15 min.
Recommended age: over 16 years old.