0M5A1671.jpg

SONG OF ACHILLES

BY MADELINE MILLER
ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY GREGORY KENG STRASSER

Greece in the age of Heroes: Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles.

Achilles, “best of all the Greeks,” is everything Patroclus is not—strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess—and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative connection gives way to a steadfast friendship. 

As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper—despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate.

ARTISTS

Written by Madeline Miller

Adapted and Directed by Gregory Keng Strasser

Dramaturgy by Abigail Cady

Costume Design by Amy Hale

Lego Design by Rebecca Briant and Dylan Buchwald

Lighting Design by Kyla Callison

Lighting Consultation by Liam Heyl

Composition and SFX by Mikki Bradbury and Shaunghnessy Swails

Intimacy Direction by Nicole Sugarman

Assistant Directors/SMs: Kyla Callison, Caleb Richardson, and Bevin Taylor

Photography by Laurel Hinton

Dean: Michael Stepniak

Association Dean: Dr. Carolyn Coulson

CAST

(in order of appearance)

Lenita Atabe, Nick Villacorte, Andrew Springer, Rebecca Briant, Amy Hale, Nathan Szymanski, Madison Johnstone, Fatima Barrie, Maxwell Castellano, Dylan Buchwald, Jordan Green, Shaunghnessy Swails, and Mikki Bradbury

MEDIA