Past Performing Arts | Theater

Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

An Iliad

Presented by CATCO in partnership with the Wexner Center for the Arts

A graphic illustration of an amphitheater with the words An Iliad overlaid.

The Wex is thrilled to partner with CATCO for this contemporary interpretation of Homer’s Greek epic, presented at Ohio State’s picturesque Browning Amphitheater overlooking Mirror Lake.

Join us outdoors and in person to experience theater at its best—intimate, insightful, and urgent. In this adaptation of Homer’s Iliad directed by CATCO Artistic Director Leda Hoffmann, one actor and one musician present the ancient tale of Achilles, Agamemnon, and the fall of Troy in an enthralling interpretation razed and reborn for our time. Still relevant, this stunning story explores beauty and kinship even in the midst of war. Are we fated to hear it forever?

Program approx. 90 mins. with no intermission.
ASL services will be available at the July 22 performance.

Please note:

  • All tickets must be purchased in advance.
  • All audience members must wear a face covering to fully protect our cast, crew, and other patrons.
  • We encourage you to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. We will designate the first couple of rows for blankets only, ensuring good sight lines for everyone. 
  • No food or beverage will be allowed in the Amphitheater.
  • Browning Amphitheater is wheelchair accessible. There are paved sidewalks from parking garages and lots that lead directly to the Amphitheatre.
  • Safety protocols are subject to change dependent on new CDC, State of Ohio, and/or Actors Equity Association recommendations.

CATCO is central Ohio’s leading professional Equity theater company, providing exceptional productions and educational programs for adults and young people, in response to our community’s needs. We believe theatrical storytelling transforms people of all ages by immersing them into immediate, communal experience. CATCO exists to harness the transformational power of theater that engages with our current moment to inspire a community of empathy. For more information, visit

An Iliad is presented by CATCO in partnership with the Wexner Center for the Arts.

CATCO and CATCO is Kids’ 36th season is sponsored by support from the Ohio Arts Council, which helps fund the theater with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans, and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

CATCO also appreciates the support of the Bernhart J. Mertz and Barbara B. Coons funds of The Columbus Foundation, assisting donors and others in strengthening our community for the benefit of all of its citizens, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, supporting the city’s artists and arts organizations since 1973. Other supporters include The Shubert Foundation Inc. and Nationwide Insurance Foundation.

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Past Performing Arts

Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare