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Book-It Repertory Theatre

Book-It Has a Matchmaker!

Inspired by the rich history of Jamie Ford’s Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, the development department invites you to explore the history of the Chinese Matchmaker: Yue Lao is the Chinese god who unites persons. As the legend goes, the matchmaker ties a red strand around two people to ensure the couple will be united—even if they were once strangers far away from each other.

Getting It Right

[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 […]