7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
The Loft Presents If: Big Ideas with Madeline Miller—Why is If the Most Important Word?
This season, the Loft will explore the theme If. We believe one of the most powerful storytelling tools is to ask “What if?” And, so, in our fall Big Ideas event we will put this question to one of the oldest stories of all time: The Odyssey. We’ll ask: what if The Odyssey miscast one of its minor characters? What if Homer’s limited engagement with this subject prevented us from understanding the complex story of a woman exiled. Bringing award-winning author and scholar Madeline Miller, in conversation with Harmony Neal, to our stage to discuss her latest novel Circe, we invite you to ask what if we could hear the story this way, instead.