AQUILA THEATR

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Aquila is dedicated to the reinterpretation of classical drama. It is our mission to bring the greatest works to the greatest number. Founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck, Aquila is now based in New York City.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

Iliad: Book One  | Open: 03/31/09 Close: 04/25/09
Homer's Iliad is a 2700-year-old text originally created for performance that tells the story of the rage of Achilles, the cost of war, and his personal search for honor and meaning. Aquila Theatre brings this seminal work to vivid life in a production that seeks to restore the Iliad to its original home - the realm of the performer. Stanley Lombardo's striking American translation conveys the muscularity and sheerforce of the ancient Greek while Anthony Cochrane's original score and Peter Meineck's direction pull the audience deep into this great epic work. Set in WWII, Aquila's production is inspired by the cover of Stanley Lombardo s translation, which is a photograph of the D-day landings, entitled, Into the Jaws of Death.

 

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Twelfth Night  | Open: 02/14/14 Close: 02/16/14
Twelfth Night is Shakepeare's hilarious comedy of mistaken identity and explores the universal impact of love, which is perfect for this holiday.

Aquila Theatre presents this great Shakespearean masterpiece infused with their unique brand of innovative and exciting theatricality. In fact, The New Yorker states, "Aquila’s productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.” Although contemporary , the show still encompasses the shipwrecks, duels, love and jealousy, disguises, suspicion, and ultimate reconciliation of Shakespeare's superb text. This new production promises to thrill and enchant.


 


About the Company: AQUILA THEATR

Aquila is dedicated to the reinterpretation of classical drama. It is our mission to bring the greatest works to the greatest number. Founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck, Aquila is now based in New York City.

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