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Seattle Rep to present three new plays by Alan Alda, Denis O'Hare and Adam Rapp

The Seattle Repertory Theatre will present three high-profile new plays under the umbrella of their New Play Program.

The world premiere of An Iliad opens in the Leo K. Theatre for a run April 9-May 16. Created by Broadway actor Denis O'Hare and director Lisa Peterson, the play is an intimate, modern re-telling of Homer's famous tale of gods, heroes, and the Trojan War. O'Hare was originally slated to perform the piece, but has since stepped down due to scheduling conflicts. Seattle actor Hans Altwies will take on the one and only part in the play.

Bookending An Iliad are two workshop performances held in the Rep's black box space, the PONCHO.

Actor/playwright Alan Alda ("M*A*S*H," "The West Wing") will be in Seattle working on his new play Radiance, a peek at the outrageous life of scientist Marie Curie, directed by Daniel Sullivan. There will be three public workshops March 26-28.

Pulitzer-nominated Adam Rapp's play Welcome Home Dean Charbonneau, about a Wisconsin family's attempt to celebrate the return of their son from Iraq (to both comic and heart wrenching effect), performs May 21-23. Rapp directs.

Tickets for An Iliad are on sale through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206-443-2222 as well as online at www.seattlerep.org. A very limited number of tickets are available to the general public for both Radiance and Welcome Home Dean Charbonneau, and they can be purchased now by calling the Box Office.

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