November 25—December 21, 2008. Click here for the 2018 production

by Willa Cather
Adapted by Annie Lareau | Directed by Susanna Burney

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Willa Cather paints her pioneer country in wistful sepia prose that has become an enchanting American classic. The childhood memories of narrator Jim Burden in Blackhawk, Nebraska are woven together with the struggles of his beloved neighbor, a newly-arrived immigrant girl from Bohemia, Ántonia Shimerda. The story of their friendship outlines the determination, hardship, and resiliency of Great Plains life at the turn of the last century.

Justin Alley
Anders Bolang*
Tom Butterworth
Anna-Lisa Carlson
Heather Collins
Sarah Dennis
Anthony Duckett
Langston Emerson Guettinger
Alyssa Kay
Mik Kuhlman
Annie Lareau
Barbara Lindsay
George Mount*
Mike Oliver
Clark Sandford*
Emily M. Trantow
John Ulman
Cynthia Whalen

*AEA Member

Artistic Team
Larry Rodriguez, Technical Director & Production Manager
Bliss Kolb, Scenic Designer
Janessa Jayne Styck, Costume Designer
Roberta Russell, Lighting Designer
Sean Patrick Taylor, Music Director
Brett Hamann, Sound Designer
Lindsey E. Callihan, Properties Designer
Laura Ferri, Choreographer
Liza Comtois, Dramaturg
Judith Shahn, Dialect Coach
Erin Fortier, Assistant Director
Joseph Lambert, Master Carpenter
Jessica Dodge, Scenic Painter
Ayako Yamada, Costume Assistant
Allysa Thompson, Master Electrician
Joshua Tillman, Master Electrician
Heather Mayhew, Sound Board Operator

Devorah Spadone, Production Stage Manager
Whitney Meredith Breite, Production Assistant


Director seeks essence of Willa Cather’s “My Ántonia” for Book-It staging
Misha Berson, Seattle Times 11/21/08

Adaptation of ‘My Antonia’ leads actor/adapter on a path of rediscovery
Gianni Truzzi, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 11/26/08

Book-It Repertory has a solid adaptation of ‘My Ántonia’
Gianni Truzzi, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 12/1/08

Annie Lareau and Bliss Kolb honored for My Ántonia: 
The Best, Worst in 2008 of Seattle Theater Scene
Misha Berson’s Footlight Awards, Seattle Times 12/28/2008

Best of Puget Sound, 2008: Unsung Heroes and Uncommon Genius
Seattle Times, 1/2/2009

Seattle Gay News Best of Stage and Screen 2008
Miryam Gordon’s Best Theatre of 2008, Seattle Gay News 12/26/08

Book-It Repertory Theatre’s new-season lineup
Seattle Times 4/30/08