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Don’t Know Much About Charles Portis

You probably don’t know much about Charles Portis, but you should. Portis has been called “everybody’s favorite least-known novelist” because over the years he’s flown so inexplicably under the radar. Yes, he wrote the best-selling western True Grit, but there’s a lot more than that to love about this humble author from Arkansas. Brush up on …

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The Secret-Handshake Society of Portis Lovers

A letter from Adapter Judd Parkin to the cast and designers of The Dog of the South.  I suppose in a roundabout way I owe my love of Charles Portis to John Wayne. Like a lot of people my age, I saw the Wayne version of True Grit when it was first released. Being a rabid …

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Jen Taylor Loves Jane Austen More Than You

Publications & Media Manager Shannon Loys sat down with our very own Jen Taylor, currently playing Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Jen has adapted two novels for Book-It and was most recently on our stage in Truth Like the Sun. Shannon Loys: So is it fair to say you love Jane Austen? Jen Taylor: Yeah, it’s super …

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An Event for Literature Lovers

We hope you’ll join us in the Center Theatre lobby on Friday, December 5 from 5:00 – 7:00pm for a free holiday event. Enjoy a little pre-show gift shopping with Storiarts Literary Apparel while sipping delicious J Bookwalter Wines, our favorite literary-themed vintner! We’re excited to introduce you to Storiarts, a local company which creates wearable …

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The Marriage of Love and Money

Pride and Prejudice is on stage at Book-It, now through December 28. Dramaturgy by Anthea Carns. In a society where single women had few legal rights of their own, it’s little wonder that the Bennet sisters and their peers have matchmaking on their minds. In Austen’s lifetime, a smart match was the goal for almost …

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