June 4—June 14, 2009

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A New Operetta by Myra Platt
Original Music by Joshua Kohl

Preview: June 4
Opening Night: Friday, June 5

]”He did not wonder at this feeling of immensity; the sky of Buenos Aires might be a foreign sky, but once the airmail was in flight you lived, from end to journey’s end, under the same dark vault of heaven.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Night Flight

Best known for his classic The Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry again combines his passions: flying and writing. This lyrical novella is a look at the all-French pioneers of early aviation and airmail. Stationed in 1930s Buenos Aires amidst the sultry tango night-life, Rivière, the sole chief, watches over his crew of pilots who valiantly dare to sail the dark skies. Come fly with Book-It as this lyrical novella is brought to life with the cast singing a soaring original score.

John Bogar*
Tom Butterworth
Sylvie Davidson
Brian Demar Jones
Lauren Kottwitz
Ellaina Lewis
John Patrick Lowrie*
Mike Oliver
Sage Price
John Ulman
Brandon Whitehead*

Nina Darko
Marchette DuBois
Evan Flory-Barnes
Alex Guy

*AEA Member

Artistic Team
Larry Rodriguez, Technical Director & Production Manager
Joshua Kohl, Composer & Music Director
Matthew Smucker, Scenic Designer
Pete Rush, Costume Designer
Geoff Korf, Lighting Designer
Rob Whitmer, Sound Designer
Elena Hartwell, Properties Designer
Rachel Atkins, Dramaturg
Sonia Dawkins, Choreographer
Erika Eie, Assistant Director
Marchette DuBois, Assistant Music Director
Laura Hendrichsen, Master Carpenter
Ayako Yamada, Costume Assistant

Devorah Spadone, Production Stage Manager
Dani Prados, Stage Manager
Victoria Thompson, Production Assistant


By Gianni Truzzi, seattle PostGlobe, 

Operatic “Night Flight” flies at the Moore
By Misha Berson, Seattle Times, 6/8/2009

ARTS PICK: Night Flight
By Margaret Friedman, Seattle Weekly 6/9/09

Night Flight: Cool, French, and Sometimes Boring
by Lindy West, The Stranger 6/9/09

Adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s ‘Night Flight’ take risks
By Misha Berson, Seattle Times, 6/5/2009

Seattle Spotlight: Up For Rent
by Miryam Gordon, Theatre Mania, 6/2009

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

The Best, Worst in 2008 of Seattle Theater Scene
Misha Berson’s Footlight Awards, Seattle Times 12/28/2008

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