An Iliad, Glengarry Glen Ross and Fences Will Be Part of Seattle Rep Season

News   An Iliad, Glengarry Glen Ross and Fences Will Be Part of Seattle Rep Season
 
A new work from Tony-winning actor Denis O'Hare as well as productions of Glengarry Glen Ross and Fences will be seen during the Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2009-2010 season.

Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare

The season, featuring resident productions of classic and fresh works, will also include the co-presentation of the Seattle engagement of the national tour of August: Osage County. Set to play the Paramount Theatre Oct. 27-Nov. 1, the Seattle run of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tracy Letts drama is presented by Seattle Rep, Seattle Theatre Group and Broadway Across America.

The resident season gets underway with Michael Hollinger's Opus, running Oct. 30-Dec. 6 in the Leo K. Theatre. "In front of an audience they're pitch perfect," state Opus press notes, "but behind the scenes of the Lazara string quartet, things aren't quite so adagio."

Bill Rauch will stage Bill Cain's Equivocation in the Bagley Wright Theatre, Nov. 18-Dec. 13. "The Prime Minister to King James commissions William Shakespeare to write a play about a thwarted attempt to kill the king. But when Will and his band of actors discover the government's version is neither true nor interesting, they must choose between losing their artistic integrity or losing their heads."

Stephen Karam's Speech and Debate will be staged in the Leo K. Theatre Jan. 15-Feb. 21, 2010. "An aspiring teen journalist, an awkward wannabe popstar, and the openly gay new kid in town all have secrets. But when their squeaky clean small-town high school refuses to acknowledge the messy parts of being a teenager, this ragtag bunch of misfits starts an after school Speech and Debate team to expose a possible pedophile—and sparks more debate than their high school ever bargained for."

Following will be David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, running Feb. 5-28, 2010 in the Bagley Wright Theatre. "In David Mamet's cutthroat world of real estate all that matters is the sale. In the midst of a high stakes sales competition, a group of tough-talking Chicago agents will do anything to close a deal and stay in the game—blackmail, bribery or even burglary." Timothy Bond will stage August Wilson's Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning work Fences, which runs March 26-April 18, 2010, in the Leo K. Theatre. "Fences is the story of Troy Maxton, a garbage collector who has long abandoned his dream of becoming a professional baseball player. As the 1950s come to a close in Philadelphia and black athletes begin to achieve the type of fame Troy still secretly longs for, Troy's son pushes his father to let him play football."

The final offering of the season will be An Illiad, a new work from Tony-winning actor Denis O'Hare (Take Me Out, "Milk") and director Lisa Peterson (End Days, The Poor Itch). Peterson will direct O'Hare in the solo work that brings to life "Homer's sweeping fable of gods, goddesses and the Trojan War."

Single tickets for the Seattle Rep season go on sale in late August.

For season tickets phone (206) 443-2222, toll free at (877) 900-9285 or online at seattlerep.org.

Seattle Repertory Theatre is located at 155 Mercer Street in Seattle, WA.

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Founded in 1963, Seattle Repertory Theatre was awarded the 1990 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

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