September 16—October 12, 2008

by Tom Robbins
Adapted by Jennifer Sue Johnson | Directed by Russ Banham

Previews: Sep 16-18
Opening Night: Friday, Sep 19

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This sexy, metaphorical romp by Tom Robbins was a late-’70s counterculture favorite. Spiritual, goofy, political, and poetic, Robbins’ brilliant intellectual plots lead us one way, followed fast by a twisting curveball. Heroine Sissy Hankshaw’s unusually large thumbs point her toward her physiological destiny: she becomes an underground hitchhiking legend. At the end of the road, FBI agents, whooping cranes, and the eponymous cowgirls collide in our story’s climax at the Rubber Rose Ranch.

Heather Collins
Kate Czajkowski
Ashley Flannegan
Emily Grogan
Julie Jamieson
Barbara Lamb
Samara Lerman
Chris Maslen
Victoria McDowell
Jo Miller
Hilary Pickles*
Marissa Price
Wesley Rice*
Brian Thompson*

*AEA Member

Artistic Team
Jennifer Zeyl, Scenic Designer
K.D. Schill, Costume Designer
Andrew D. Smith, Lighting Designer
Matt Starritt, Sound Designer
Laura Ferri, Choreographer
Gordon Carpenter, Fight Choreographer
Liza Comtois, Dramaturg
Larry Rodriguez, Technical Director & Production Manager
Lindsey E. Callihan, Co-Properties Designer
Anne Gish, Co-Properties Designer
Devorah Spadone, Production Stage Manager
Joseph Lambert, Master Carpenter
Jeff Ringer, Scenic Painter
Janessa Jayne Styck, Costume Shop Manager
Amiya Brown, Master Electrician
Dani Prados, Sound Board Operator

Mary E. Cannon*, Stage Manager
Meg Tully, Assistant Stage Manager


“The new [Book-It Repertory Theatre] production of Even Cowgirls Gets the Blues hits the same cosmic gong of enlightenment the book did, making you laugh and think in equal proportions.” Michael Dare, Los Angeles Free Press

Musical version of ‘Even Cowgirls Get the Blues’ is a bawdy blast
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 9/22/2008

Robbins happy with theater’s production of ‘Even Cowgirls Get the Blues’
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 9/25/2008

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues — The Stage Production
Mary Wit, Soft Seattle Rain

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Variety, 9/30/2008

“Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” trips over bawdy shenanigans
The Seattle Times, 9/23/08