ANU FAAIA Annual Fundraising Dinner

ANU FAAIA Annual Fundraising Dinner

The ANU Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (FAAIA) cordially invites you to their Annual Fundraising Dinner:

'The Iliad As It Should Be - Live and Loud': Readings by William Zappa from his dynamic adaptation of Homer’s Iliad

William Zappa, (“Half Greek, half English, all Australian”) has a career that has crossed continents and spanned five decades of elite performances in film, television, and theatre. He has played major roles for Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Ensemble, Belvoir Street, State Theatre of South Australia, and Griffin. At the FAAIA dinner he will perform extracts from a monumental work-in-progress: he is writing an adaptation of Homer’s Iliad that lends itself to performance—and that brings a poetic rhythm and an ‘Australian voice’ to this great story, making it accessible to modern audiences. He has read excerpts from his adaptation of the Iliad at the ANU and at Steki Taverna as part of the 2016 Greek Festival of Sydney; in June he gave a reading in Oxford. His version and his performances have been described as ‘lucid, bold, edgy and dynamic’.

7:00pm, Friday, 4 November 2016
Aegean Room, Hellenic Club of Canberra, Phillip
Tickets: Full $65 Student $50

RSVP by Monday, 31 October 2016

Unfortunately, refunds cannot be given for cancellations after Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Three ways to purchase tickets:

  1. Pay by cheque by downloading and completing this form (469KB)and send to: The Secretary, ANU FAAIA, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, AD Hope Building 14, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601
  2. Pay by bank transfer followed by an email to the Secretary with name, number of tickets, best contact, vegetarian quantity and with whom you wish to be seated: Bank details: BSB – 062 903 Account – 10587597 Account name – ANU Canberra FAAIA, Reference – [enter your surname here]
  3. Tickets can be arranged directly through any committee member

General enquiries: Secretary



Date & time

Fri 04 Nov 2016, 7pm


Aegean Room, Hellenic Club of Canberra, Phillip


William Zappa


ANU FAAIA Secretary


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