Seattle Rep Will Develop Plays by Alda, Rapp, O'Hare and Peterson

News   Seattle Rep Will Develop Plays by Alda, Rapp, O'Hare and Peterson
New plays by Alan Alda and Adam Rapp have been added to the Seattle Repertory Theatre's New Play Program.

Jerry Manning, who serves as interim artistic director of the Seattle Company after the departure of David Esbjornson, reinstated the developmental program that concludes the 2009-2010 season.

As previously reported, Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare (Take Me Out, Assassins) and director Lisa Peterson (The Poor Itch) will present the solo-actor piece An Iliad, which will run April 9-May 16. O'Hare will perform the work that is described as "an intimate, modern re-telling of Homer's famous tale of gods, heroes, and the Trojan War."

Newly announced titles include Radiance from actor and playwright Alda ("M*A*S*H*, Art). Daniel Sullivan will direct the work that offers "a surprising peek at the outrageous life of scientist Marie Curie." Public workshop performances are March 26-28.

Pulitzer Prize nominee Rapp will offer Welcome Home Dean Charbonneau. He will direct his play "about a Wisconsin family's attempt to celebrate the return of their son from Iraq (to both comic and heart wrenching effect)." Performances will be May 21-23.

For tickets phone (206) 443-2222, toll free at (877) 900-9285 or visit 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.

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