Silver Jubilee Season
Twenty-five years of growing a theatre company is a BIG deal. Book-It Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce (something we never dreamed of in 1990) our 25th season! The first two productions come from our repertory of more than 100 adaptations; the final three are world-premiere works. All five mainstage shows will be produced at the Center Theatre in the Armory.
Wait, there’s more! Our next announcement is just as thrilling…
For our Silver Jubilee Season, all tickets to our mainstage productions are just $25.
That’s $25 tickets for everyone to every mainstage show. Our special holiday presentation, Pride and Prejudice, is $50. Full 5-play subscriber packages are only $150. It’s our gift of thanks to you, who have given so much to us for a quarter of a century.
I AM OF IRELAND: A Collection of Stories, Song, and Dance
From the repertory: A reprise of one of Book-It’s first runaway hits originally produced in 1994
Sept 17 – Oct 12, 2014 | with stories by Frank O’Connor, W. B. Yeats, Mary Lavin, and Paul Vincent Carroll | Adapted and directed by Stephanie Shine
At once heart-breaking, side-splitting, and life-affirming, Book-it is proud to revive this Irish culture favorite. Through an evening of traditional song, dance, and short stories—including Frank O’Connor’s The Drunkard and Mary Lavin’s The Living—this Emerald Isle gem is a testament to the human spirit, and will have you hoisting a pint to all things Irish! Original adapter/director Stephanie Shine returns to Seattle to helm the production.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
From the repertory: A special holiday production of a great Seattle favorite
Nov 25 – Dec 28, 2014 | Adapted and directed by Marcus Goodwin
“It is a truth universally acknowledged” that a novel by Miss Jane Austen is a perfect fit for adaptation in the Book-It Style. Replete with the author’s charm, wit, and keen observations, this comedy of manners and courtship boasts a cast of unforgettable characters led by the extraordinary Elizabeth Bennet and the dashing Mister Darcy. Previously produced in 2000 and 2004, Book-It is delighted to stage the beloved classic for new and returning audiences this holiday season.
THE DOG OF THE SOUTH by Charles Portis
From the author of True Grit
Feb 11 – Mar 8, 2015 | Adapted by Judd Parkin and directed by Jane Jones
“My wife Norma had run off with Guy Dupree and I was waiting around for the credit card billings to come in so I could see where they had gone.” …and so begins the comic road-trip adventure that has been called Portis’s real masterpiece. When protagonist Ray Midge follows the trail of his missing wife, her lover—and his car—he’s besieged by tropical storms, scammers, hippies on a wild ride to Belize.
LITTLE BEE by Chris Cleave
Runaway bestseller and 2010 Seattle Reads Book
Apr 22 – May 17, 2015 | Adapted and directed by Myra Platt
Chris Cleave’s 2008 bestseller is an International political thriller that brings into focus the human side of refugees and immigration. We meet Sarah, a middle-class Englishwoman, and Nigerian immigrant Little Bee whose lives become entwined following a fateful encounter on a beach in Nigeria. Loss, sacrifice, civility, ethical choices, and survival converge as details of all that has brought them together unfold.
SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut
A masterpiece by a legendary American writer
Jun 9 – Jul 3, 2015 | Adapted and directed by Josh Aaseng
Out of the very real horrors he experienced as a World War II POW in Dresden, Kurt Vonnegut crafted his most powerful novel. Slaughterhouse-Five, despite its grave inspiration, is a deeply funny and eloquent anti-war statement. Protagonist Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time and travels between the war in Germany; Illium, New York; and the alien planet Tralfalmadore, where he reflects on the terrorizing events of his life. This fractured tale of the personal fallout of war is laden with Vonnegut’s signature black humor, imagination, and a playful consciousness of the absurd.
$150 Season Packages
Full 5-Show Subscription Packages are only $150. At these low prices, how can you not subscribe? Especially when only subscribers can get our newest (fantastic) benefit: buy discounted parking with your ticket package–five parking passes for only $51.
To get on board now for the Silver Jubilee, call our box office at 206-216-0833.top