September 14 – October 9, 2011

by Jim Lynch
Adapted by Bryan Willis (with David Quicksall)  | Directed by David Quicksall

Jim Lynch’s (The Highest Tide) second novel explores division between the natural world and everyday human experience, between communities, and individuals. It’s also a hopeful vision of the commonalities we can discover if we look at things just a little differently, the way Brandon Vanderkool–a 6’8″ dyslexic, bird watcher who joins the Border Patrol–does. Lynch’s masterful use of metaphor unlocks these divisions and commonalities and offers an extraordinary potential for a dramatic re-telling in the Book-It Style. Border Songs is a 2010 Washington State Book Award-winner.

Patrick Allcorn
Andrew DeRycke*
Tom Dewey
Curtis Eastwood
Karen Jo Fairbook
Hannah Victoria Franklin
Jim Gall*
Rachel Glass*
Helen Harvester
Heather Persinger**
Ryan Sanders**
Molly Thompson

*AEA Member

Artistic Team
Carol Wolfe Clay, Scenic Designer
Christine Meyers, Costume Designer
Ben Zamora, Lighting Designer
Nathan Wade, Composer/Sound Designer
Montana Tippett, Properties Designer
Lenore Bensinger, Literary Consultant
Anders Bolang, Production Manager

Victoria Thompson, Stage Manager
Louise Butler, Assistant Stage Manager


Colorful characters come to life in Book-It’s ‘Border Songs’
Seattle Times, 09/23/11