September 18 – October 28, 2012

by Jamie Ford
Adapted and Directed by Annie Lareau

Pay What You Will: Sep 18, 19
Preview: Sep 21
Opening Night: Saturday, Sep 22


Hope and longing bridge Henry Lee’s 1940s boyhood in Seattle’s Chinatown and, decades later, his second chance at love after a miraculous discovery in the basement of the Panama Hotel. Historic events and places mesh in this story of quiet devotion.

Explore the world and events of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet in our online dramaturgy.

Jose Abaoag
Sydney Andrews
Stan Asis
Thomas Dang
Elizabeth Daruthayan
Marcel Davis*
Matt Fulbright
Julie Hoang
David Hsieh
Kathy Hsieh
Laurence Hughes
Narea Kang
Stephanie Kim
Mariko Kita
Kevin Lin
Serin Ngai
Marianne Owen*
William Poole
Nathan Pringle
Melissa Slaughter
Stephen Sumida
Shawn Vines
Grace Xie
Rieko Wellington
Moses Yim

*AEA Member

]Artistic Team
Carey Wong, Scenic Designer
Jocelyne Fowler, Costume Designer
Andrew D. Smith, Lighting Designer
Kristyne Hughes, Properties Master
Kevin Heard, Sound Designer
Bill Johns, Fight Choreographer

Miranda C. Pratt*, Stage Manager
Laura Karavitis*, Assistant Stage Manager


Experience the world of Hotel. Meet our partner organizations.

Take the official walking tour, as sanctioned by the author with Chinatown Discovery Tours!  Stand in the Canton Alley apartment where Henry lived, glimpse the Panama Hotel, smell the yummy delights Henry would enjoy with Ethel and more! Tours start at the Wing Luke Museum (719 S King St, Seattle; corner of 8th and King St.) every Saturday at 1pm (call ahead to guarantee your spot) and last approximately 90 minutes. Call ahead to guarantee your spot at 206.623.5124.

Where to stay when you visit from afar? For fans of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Book-It recommends booking a room at the famous Panama Hotel. Both the hotel and its proprietress figure prominently in the novel, so why not get the full experience? Book your room by visiting the Panama Hotel website or call 206.223.9242.

And a special thank you to our Hotel media sponsor, Seattle P.I.[/thb_tab]


Book-It Repertory Theatre Adds One Week to HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET, 8/24/12

Buzz-worthy world premieres
The Seattle Times, 9/12/12

Book-It Repertory Theatre brings books to dramatic life
Queen Anne News & Magnolia News, 9/13/12

It’s Open Curtains For Jamie Ford’s “Hotel” Turned Play
The International Examiner, 9/19/12

Novelist Jamie Ford anticipates stage version of his ‘Bitter and Sweet’
The Seattle Times, 9/20/12

Beyond the Book
The Tacoma News Tribune, 9/21/12

ACT and Book-It stage two powerful Asian themed plays
Seattle Gay Scene, 9/26/12

‘Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet’ at Book-It Repertory Theatre
Arts Stage-Seattle Rage, 9/24/12

‘Bitter and Sweet’ is a tale of long-lost love, and a local history lesson
The Seattle Times, 9/27/12

Love and War
Seattle Gay News, 9/30/12

The “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”
Northwest Asian Weekly, 10/05/12

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Review
Northwest Adventures, 10/09/12

Opening Nights: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Seattle Weekly, 10/10/12

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
CityArts Online, 10/10/12

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet an Enticing Theatrical Accommodation at Book-It Rep
Talkin Broadway: Seattle, 10/16/12

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet at Book-It Repertory Theatre
The Stranger, 10/16/12[/thb_tab]

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