With 25 years of turning literature into theatre under our belt, we’re in the position to curate a season for you from a blend of our rich repertory to the vast possibilities of the world’s great literature. Our 26th season is just such a mix: classic American, classic Favorites, classic Bestsellers, classic Book-It.
by Raymond Carver // Adapted and directed by Jane Jones
September 22 – October 18, 2015
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love is a 1981 short-story collection by American (and Northwest) writer Raymond Carver first adapted and toured by Book-It in the early 1990s. It made its mainstage debut as part of the 1999-98 season. While love is talked of in these stories, Carver’s portrait of romance is tinged tough and bittersweet. The performed selections will include the title story What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral, and others.
by Jane Austen // Adapted by Rachel Atkins // Directed by Carol Roscoe
December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016
We’re marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Emma this December—and once again we’ll celebrate the holidays Regency England-style. Despite her advantages, witty, beautiful, charming Emma is oblivious to the true nature of almost everyone around her—including herself—until at last she herself falls in love. Austen’s droll descriptions, ironic observations, and generous happy endings are Book-It fan favorites. Emma premiered at Book-It in October 2009.
Part One: Strike Zones
Part Two: The Left Stuff
by David James Duncan // Adapted and directed by Myra Platt
Presented in two full-length parts running May 3 through June 26, 2016
and featuring rotating rep of Parts 1 and 2
From the celebrated author of The River Why (Book-It, 2010), comes an uplifting tale that spans the middle decades of the 20th century. Through multiple points of view—perfect for the Book-It Style—Duncan examines the lives of the Chance family in Camas, Washington through the interplay of faith and spirituality, war and politics, family, baseball, and love. Book-It fans have long clamored for this favorite novel and we’re thrilled to oblige with a two-part, epic telling that the story deserves.
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