an iliad

The many faces of Homer Altwies as Achilles (far left), the Poet (center), Paris (far right), and nameless warriors.

An Iliad was written for Denis O’Hare, by Denis O’Hare. But then the stage-and-screen veteran got a job playing the Vampire King on HBO’s True Blood. That, they say, is show biz.

In steps local Shakespeare actor Hans Altwies to take his place as a “wise, old, crusty, down-on-his-luck storyteller” reliving the tales of Achilles and Hector, Paris and Helen. It’s a whole new take on Homer’s epic…and the show opens Friday at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

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