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Book-It Repertory Theatre

The Life of Dashiell Hammett

Samuel Dashiell Hammett, born in Maryland in May 27, 1894, popularized the hardboiled detective genre that provided the foundation for “film noir,” and created some of the most enduring characters in fiction with Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon) and Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man). Hammett drew on his experiences as a detective for […]

Creating Magic

A note about the author from our dramaturg As a dramaturg, the forces and elements that shape a work’s creation fascinate me. Like the geological forces that have shaped the earth’s landscape and topography, there’s a story behind every story. Even with a work of fantasy fiction, where an imaginary world of magic is conjured up, […]

Advice to Your Younger Self

One of the themes in Howl’s Moving Castle explores self-acceptance. When Sophie is turned into an old woman by the Witch of the Waste, she must come to terms with her new appearance and the different way people treat her. She even finds a bit of freedom in being older. “It was odd. As a […]

The Great Depression in the Jim Crow South

Most of us have heard stories about the Great Depression from parents and grandparents who grew up during that troubled time in our nation’s history. But what we may not know is that the Great Depression, which seems like such a great equalizer, affected different communities in very different ways. In segregated, Southern black communities […]

Book-It Wants YOU To Volunteer

What’s more fun than seeing a show at Book-It? Volunteering for one! When you volunteer for Book-It you get to be part of the action and experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into each production.* Oh, and did we mention that you get to see the show for free? Cause you do. You’re probably thinking, “That […]