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Book-It Repertory Theatre

Book-It Design 2017-2018by Maya Angelou

Adapted by Myra Platt and Malika Oyetimein 
Directed by Malika Oyetimein

Pay-What-You-Will: Sept 13
Preview: Sept 14, 15
Opening Night: Saturday, Sept 16, 2017
September 13–October 15, 2017
Premiered at Book-It in 2003

Single tickets go on sale August 8

Adapted from Maya Angelou’s masterpiece and directed by Malika Oyetimein, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings chronicles Angelou’s experiences from age three through the birth of her son. Despite wrenching childhood trauma and racism, she finds her voice, rises above it, and learns to use her identity as a source of strength.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Copyright ©1969 by Maya Angelou, Copyright renewed ©1997 by Maya Angelou  Used with permission of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC


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Beyond-the-Book Events
Conversations that both illuminate Book-It’s production of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and act as catalysts for deeper exploration of the book’s themes. Events TBA.



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