In a recent BroadwayWorld article in which O’Hare discusses AN ILIAD and more,Denis says he already has another play in mind after finishing performing AN ILIAD: titled THE GOOD BOOK, based on no less than the Bible itself.
“The reason I want to do it is I’m an ex-Catholic atheist and am obsessed with religion. As an openly gay atheist man, I feel the bible has been used as a weapon against me. I want to understand where it comes from. The history is crazy: the archeology, sociology, linguistics, literary criticism. It’s a rigorous endeavor,” O’Hare relates.
On the topic of AN ILIAD, O’Hare says the writing was organic, revealing, “We stumbled on a method of improvising on-camera and transcribing that for the text. What is the story we can tell? We spent a lot of time arguing about the gods. Should we include them? What characters do we cut? That honing process took years, partly because we weren’t doing it full time.”
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Additionally, check out the pdf that gives history and information about the play and it’s source here. It’s a fascinating read.