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We know you are open. experiences, and other knowing that the story in many colors, textures Begin to expe


Open to new ideas, new points of view. Open to can be told in many ways, sounds, and spaces. rience Book-It.


September 18 - October 21, 2012 CENTER THEATRE Adapted & Directed by Annie Lareau Hope and longing bridge Henry Lee’s 1940s boyhood in Seattle’s Chinatown and, decades later, his second chance at love after a miraculous discovery in the basement of the Panama Hotel. Historic events and places mesh in this story of quiet devotion.

Mona Leach in Snow Falling on Cedars; photo by Erik Stuhaug.

Preview: Sep 21 | Opening Night: Sep 22 Post-Show Talk Backs: Oct 7, 14


December 4 - December 23, 2012 CENTER THEATRE Adapted by Jane Jones & Myra Platt (from the novel A Prayer for Owen Meany) | Directed by Jane Jones John Irving’s quirky, and memorable boy, Owen Meany, returns to wreak havoc on the annual Christ Church Christmas Pageant. Poignant, hilarious, rambunctious— our holiday hit is beloved by the post-Santa crowd.

Riley Neldam, Josh Aaseng, & Andrew DeRycke in Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant.

Previews: Dec 5, 6 | Opening Night: Dec 7 Post-Show Talk Back: Dec 16


February 5 - March 3, 2013 CENTER THEATRE Adapted by Kevin McKeon | Directed by Mary Machala In the highest circles of Russian society, an unexpected encounter finds the beautiful Anna Karenina and dashing Count Vronsky desperately, madly in love. Tolstoy’s classic smolders with passion and unfulfilled desire.

Lee Osorio and Sylvie Davidson in Great Expectations.

Preview: Feb 8 | Opening Night: Feb 9 Post-Show Talk Backs: Feb 17, 24


April 16 - May 12, 2013 CENTER THEATRE Adapted by Jane Jones & Judd Parkin Directed by Jane Jones Huck Finn is an iconic fixture in America’s literary canon, and with Twain’s nuanced depiction of escaped slave Jim as a fully realized human, the novel presented a moral awakening for readers in 1885. Adapted from the original, uncensored text.

Geoffery Simmons in Prairie Noctunre.

Preview: Apr 19 | Opening Night: Apr 20 Post-Show Talk Backs: Apr 28, May 5


June 7 - June 30, 2013 JONES PLAYHOUSE AT UW Adapted and Directed by Myra Platt In this laugh-out-loud novel, Matt Prior’s life is coming apart at the seams. His repair strategies range from dumb to outright dangerous as he scrambles to keep his American Dream from going up in smoke.

Eric Riedmann and Alec Wilson in The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Previews: Jun 9, 11 | Opening Night: Jun 12 Post-Show Talk Backs: Jun 16, 23


more from book-it Novel Workshop Series January 17-20, 2013 at the University of Washington This annual series launches potential works for Book-It’s stage. Ivan Doig’s Prairie Nocturne and Jim Lynch’s Border Songs were developed through our inaugural workshop. Get your own sneak preview of Book-It’s future with our 2012 Novel Workshop Series. Join us for our fourth annual weekend of works-in-progress readings by veteran and fledgling adaptors alike. You may just witness the birth of the next big thing.

Touring Special Editions Book-It tours original adaptations to schools, libraries, corporate, and community venues. Each performance runs 30-45 minutes.

Family Fun Days Our popular kid-focused family gatherings are a great chance to see the energetic productions that Book-It tours to thousands of young people all over Washington State. This season’s series features more great children’s literature with book-themed craft projects and post-show workshops. All events held in the Center Theatre. Doors open for crafts at 10:30am; performance at 11:00am; workshop follows performance. Children 12 & under $10; Adults $12. Visit our website for more information! www.book-it.org

Illustration credits—Parasol by Jessica Crabtree; suitcase and bird by Philip Hazard; armadillo by Livy Long. Photo credits—(Cover) Geoffery Simmons and Myra Platt in Prairie Nocturne; (Side panel) Patrick Allcorn and Helen Harvester in Border Songs; (Above) Eric Riedmann and David S. Hogan in The Art of Racing in the Rain; all photos by Alan Alabastro except where otherwise indicated.


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Premium Tickets (Sat eve. & Sun mat.) Adult $37 Seniors (60+) $31 Student w/ ID $23

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Book-It Repertory Theatre Center Theatre at the Armory 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109

Box Office 206.216.0833 www.book-it.org

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