As soon as she discovered that the rights for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet were up for grabs in the midst of a phone conversation with an agent, she “ran into the office and shouted, ‘I want to do this book!”
For many, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is simply a story about love enduring through the test of internment. However, for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s production, Carey Wong, scenic designer, found a more personal connection.
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Jamie Ford chatted with Book-It Repertory Theatre over tea at the real-life Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet—the Panama Hotel located in Seattle’s International District.
Ford’s novel begins with middle-aged widower Henry Lee visiting the Panama Hotel…
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[quote]The following is Annie Lareau’s director’s note for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet[/quote] It is a rare hot August day in Seattle. Despite the sweltering heat of a fourth-floor rehearsal room with little ventilation, 30 actors and crew sit in a large circle as each of us share our personal family stories […]