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Welcome to our 2013-14 season

We f eel so f ortunate here at Book-It! Each year when we begin gathering book titles for our upcoming seasons, we are f aced with an “embarrassment of riches.” And this collection of f our world-premiere adaptations really is KAPOW! …contemporary, classic, brilliantly local, and stunningly epic— what f abulous literature. This spring marked the 24th time we sat down and gathered ideas f or a new season. Thinking back over the years, we are humbled and proud of our magical progression— the revolutions and evolutions, the thrills and f rills, the many surprising and beautiful productions that have emerged over time. And our 2013-14 lineup is all about time. Time that transf orms and def ines, time that heals, time spent in meaningf ul companionship. That’s how we f eel about you—the time you take to be with us, the time you take to invest in Book-It, makes the work we do take on its true meaning. What a thrill to celebrate great authors and great works of literature with you. What a privilege to sit with you in a darkened theatre at the mysterious intersection of words and movement, light and sound, color and craf t that is live theatre. Please join us! -jane and myra

Photo credits clockwise from top left: Stephanie Kim and Jose Abaoag in Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet; Christopher Morson in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Uncensored; the cast of The Art of Racing in the Rain. Photos by Alan Alabastro.


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New York Times Bestseller, Oprah’s Book Club Selection

She’s Come

undone by wally lamb

September 17 - October 13, 2013 adapted & directed by kelly kitchens

This deeply aff ecting, of ten hilarious novel centers on the extraordinary wisecracking, ever-vulnerable Dolores Price, whose lif e we f ollow through her f ortieth year. Despite f amily dysf unction, bitter betrayal, anger, and overwhelming despair, she ultimately f orges a new beginning and f inds the courage to love again. Preview: sep 20 opening night: sep 21 post-show talk backs: sep 29, oct 6


Frankenstein or, the modern prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

February 11 - March 9, 2014 adapted & directed by David Quicksall

Gothic thriller, passionate romance, and a cautionary tale rolled into one, Mary Shelley’s seminal horror story of an obsessed young scientist and his monstrous creation has become a worldwide cultural icon. Book-It Adaptor/Director David Quicksall, who created the breathtaking Moby-Dick, or The Whale f or the company, will helm this production. Preview: feb 14 opening night: feb 15 post-show talk backs: feb 23, mar 2


Truth Like the Sun BY JIM LYNCH

April 23 - May 18, 2014 adapted by Jane Jones & Kevin McKeon Directed by Jane Jones

Book-It is thrilled to produce the latest of local author Jim Lynch’s three novels. Roger Morgan was a smooth-talking young promoter who built Seattle’s most f amous icon f or the 1962 f air. Thirtynine years later in the shadow of his Space Needle, the Seattle raconteur is a mayoral candidate dogged by an unscrupulous young reporter looking f or long-buried dirt. “Enveloping and propulsive,” Lynch’s latest novel aims a light at the extraordinary events that put Seattle on the map. Preview: apr 25 opening night: apr 26 post-show talk backs: may 4, 11

Century 21 Illustration. By Earle Duff. Courtesy Museum of History & Industry (1963.3119.103)


Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize, New York Times Best Seller

el Chabon by Micha This ave must-h just is t e k tic ra! $5 ext

June 7 - July 13, 2014 adapted by Jeff Schwager Directed by Myra Platt

In 1939 Joe Kavalier smuggles himsel f , Houdini-style, out o f Nazi-occupied Prague and reappears in New York to live with his cousin, Sammy Clay. It’s the golden age o f comic books and the ambitious pair—the storyteller and the artist—invent the per f ect superhero f or America on the brink o f the Second World War. Chabon’s tale o f escape, trans f ormation, magic, and moxie is a modern-day epic­— Book-It will present this novel as a theatrical event complete with dinner break. Preview: jun 10 opening night: jun 11 post-show talk backs: jun 15, 29


tickets Book-It has some of the most reasonably priced tickets in town! Subscribers always get the best deals, but we think you’ll also f ind these single-ticket prices very aff ordable.

Premium Tickets (Sat eve & Sun mat.) Adult $38 | Seniors (60+) $31 | Student w/ ID $23

Standard Tickets (W-F eve & Sat mat.) Adult $33 | Seniors (60+) $26 | Student w/ ID $23

Opening night (includes post-show party) All seats $45

Paid Previews All seats $25

Under 30 tickets May be purchased day-of -show only. $24 at the Box Off ice window. ID required. Subject to availability.

Teen Tix Book-It participates in the Seattle Center Teen Tix program f or 13-18-year-olds. Teen Tix members show their cards and get $5 tickets. Available in-person one hour before show time.

Groups Groups of 8 or more adult tickets are eligible f or a 10% discount. Larger groups equal larger discounts. Please call the Box Off ice f or details. 206.216.0833

When you buy your tickets in advance, it really pays off! Ticket prices go up $5 after opening weekend. Pictured above: Jose Abaoag, William Poole, and Matt Fulbright in Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet; photo by Alan Alabastro.


circumbendibus Jesus’ son by denis johnson

November 6 - 24, 2013 Introduced last fall, our Circumbendibus series explores non-traditional texts in alternate venues—pushing the Book-It style ever f arther. This November, our “roundabout route or detour” takes us to West of Lenin in Fremont with a big hit f rom the inaugural series, Denis Johnson’s chronicle of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls, Jesus’ Son. This production is not part of the main stage series; single tickets are available online or by phone.

where: west of lenin tickets: $22

more FROM book-it Special Editions These works are commissioned by community partners like 4Culture, Washington Center f or the Book, The Frye Art Museum, Washington State Jewish Historical Society, Kent Historical Society, and myriad other organizations throughout the region, and are of ten site-specif ic. Check out our website f or titles, dates, and venues. www.book-it.org

Arts & Education Touring Shows Our shows and workshops tour statewide to schools, libraries, and community centers. 2013-14 Touring Season Danger: Books! A Day ’s Work by Eve Bunting The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco Top Right: Scott Ward Abernethy and Jesica Avellone in Jesus’ Son; photo by Shannon Erickson. Top Left: the cast of The Future Remembered; photo by Shannon Erickson. Bottom Left: Shannelle Leonard and Dumi in Never Forgotten; photo by Chris Bennion.


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Above: Geoffery Simmons in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Uncensored; photo by Alan Alabastro.


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Clockwise from top: Ashley Marshall, Josh Aaseng, and Ben D. McFadden in Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant; Emily Grogan in Anna Karenina; Adam Canne, Evan Whitfield, and Treavor Boykin in The Financial Lives of the Poets; photos by Alan Alabastro.

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