Tony Winner O'Hare's An Iliad Begins in Seattle; Altwies Stars

News   Tony Winner O'Hare's An Iliad Begins in Seattle; Altwies Stars
 
An Iliad, a new solo-actor work co-created by Tony Award-winning performer Denis O'Hare and director Lisa Peterson, begins its world-premiere engagement at the Seattle Repertory Theatre April 9.

O'Hare had previously been announced to appear in the work. He is set to star in the production for New Jersey's McCarter Theatre in October. In Seattle, local actor Hans Altwies (The Seafarer, The Three Musketeers) inhabits the 90-minute work that will run through May 16.

Based on Homer's sweeping work, Seattle Rep describes the piece as "an intimate, modern re-telling of Homer's famous tale of gods, heroes, and the Trojan War."

An Iliad has scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Marcia Dixcy Jory, lighting design by Scott Zielinski and sound design and original music by Paul James Prendergast.

For tickets phone (206) 443-2222, toll free at (877) 900-9285 or visit seattlerep.org. Seattle Repertory Theatre is located at 155 Mercer Street in Seattle, WA.

* Founded in 1963, Seattle Repertory Theatre was awarded the 1990 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. With an emphasis on entertaining plays of true dramatic and literary worth, Seattle Rep produces a subscription season of plays along with educational programs, new play workshops and special presentations.

Director Lisa Peterson and star Hans Altwies and creator Denis O'Hare.
Director Lisa Peterson and star Hans Altwies and creator Denis O'Hare. Photo by Chris Bennion
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