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Mainstage Productions


2019-20 | Season Thirty
Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer
Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones|
The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski

2018-19 | Season Twenty-Nine
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
My Ántonia, by Willa Cather
American Junkie, by Tom Hansen
Returning the Bones, by Gin Hammond
Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue

2017-18 | Season Twenty-Eight
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Dr. Maya Angelou  ♦♦
Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones
The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde  ♦♦

2016-17 | Season Twenty-Seven
A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson  ♦♦
A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
Welcome to Braggsville, by T. Geronimo Johnson  ♦♦

2015-16 | Season Twenty-Six
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
Emma, by Jane Austen  ♦♦
The Brothers K, Part One: Strike Zones, by David James Duncan  ♦♦
The Brothers K, Part Two: The Left Stuff, by David James Duncan  ♦♦

2014-15 | Season Twenty-Five
I Am of Ireland: A Celebration in Story, Song, and Dance
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen  ♦♦
The Dog of the South, by Charles Portis
Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

2013-14 | Season Twenty-Four
She’s Come Undone, by Wally Lamb  ♦♦
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley  ♦♦
Truth Like the Sun, by Jim Lynch  ♦♦
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon

2012-13 | Season Twenty-Three
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, by John Irving  ♦♦
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy  ♦♦
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain  ♦♦
The Financial Lives of the Poets, by Jess Walter

2011-12 | Season Twenty-Two
Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, by John Irving  ♦♦
Prairie Nocturne, by Ivan Doig
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein

2010-11 | Season Twenty-One
The Cider House Rules, Part Two: In Other Parts of the World, by Peter Parnell, adapted from the novel by John Irving
Red Ranger Came Calling, by Berkeley Breathed  ♦♦
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens  ♦♦
Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen  ♦♦
Border Songs, by Jim Lynch  ♦♦

2009-10 | Season Twenty
A Confederacy Of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
Emma, by Jane Austen
The River Why, by David James Duncan  ♦♦
The Cider House Rules, Part One: Here in St. Clouds, by Peter Parnell, adapted from the novel by John Irving

2008-09 | Season Nineteen
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues, by Tom Robbins  ♦♦
My Ántonia, by Willa Cather  ♦♦
Moby-Dick, or The Whale, by Herman Melville  ♦♦
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Mengestu
Night Flight, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

2007-08 | Season Eighteen
Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson  ♦♦
Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie
Persuasion, by Jane Austen  ♦♦
The Highest Tide, by Jim Lynch  ♦♦

2006-07 | Season Seventeen
Broken for You, by Stephanie Kallos
Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens  ♦♦
Rhoda: A Life in Stories, by Ellen Gilchrist
The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

2005-06 | Season Sixteen
Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes
Little Women (Part 1), by Louisa May Alcott  ♦♦
Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
Plainsong, by Kent Haruf
The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton  ♦♦

2004-05| Season Fifteen
Waxwings, by Jonathan Raban
Red Ranger Came Calling: A Guaranteed True Christmas Story, by Berkeley Breathed
Rebecca, by Daphne DuMaurier
Giant, by Edna Ferber
The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

2003-04 | Season Fourteen
Dracula: Jonathan Harker’s Journal, by Bram Stoker  ♦♦
Red Ranger Came Calling: A Guaranteed True Christmas Story, by Berkeley Breathed
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton
Travels with Charley, by John Steinbeck

2002-03 | Season Thirteen
Cowboys Are My Weakness, by Pam Houston  ♦♦
Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, by John Irving  ♦♦
A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote
A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou  ♦♦
Hard Times, by Charles Dickens
Breathing Lessons, by Anne Tyler

2001-02 | Season Twelve
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence  ♦♦
Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, by John Irving  ♦♦
Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton  ♦♦
If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home, by Tim O’Brien
Howards End, by E.M. Forster  ♦♦

2000-01 | Season Eleven
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen  ♦♦
Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, by John Irving  ♦♦
Silver Water, by Amy Bloom
Sweet Thursday, by John Steinbeck
In a Shallow Grave, by James Purdy

1999-2000 | Season Ten
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, by John Irving
Double Indemnity, by James Cain
Baseball Stories
      The Last Pennant Before Armageddon, by W.P. Kinsella
      Wait ’til Next Year, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
     The Dixon-Cornbelt, League by W.P. Kinsella
The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

1998-99 | Season Nine
Scary Stories (Subsoil, by Nicholson Baker and The Elemental, by R. Chetwyn Hayes)
An Owen Meany Christmas, by John Irving  ♦♦
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, (short stories) by Raymond Carver
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
The Student’s Wife
Intimacy
Cathedral
Romance With Double Bass, Short Stories by Anton Chekhov
Romance with Double Bass
Anya
The Grasshopper
Cowboys Are My Weakness, by Pam Houston  ♦♦

1997-98 | Season Eight
I Am of Ireland
     The Drunkard, by Frank O’Connor
    She Went Gently, by Vincent Carroll
    The Living, by Mary Lavin
Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, by John Irving  ♦♦
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D H Lawrence  ♦♦
The Beat at Book-It (short stories and poems)
Works, by Beat Writers Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence
Ferlinghetti, Diana Prima

1996-97 | Season Seven
Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson
A Book-It Christmas
Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor, by John Cheever
A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote
Grendel, by John Gardner
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence  ♦♦

1995-96 | Season Six
Pages of the Season
     A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas
A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote
Trains
The Five Forty-Eight, by John Cheever
The Train, by Raymond Carver
For Better or For Worse
A Long Walk to Forever, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Here We Are, by Dorothy Parker
How To Be A Good Wife
A Couple of Kooks, by Cynthia Rylant

1994-95 | Season Five
Eudora (short stories), by Eudora Welty
Why I live at the P.O.
Where is the Voice Calling From?
Kin

Book-It’s Holiday Show
A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas
The Loudest Voice, by Grace Paley

Northwest Voices
Girls, by Tess Gallagher
Romance Languages, by Alix Wilbur

Roman Fever (short stories), by Edith Wharton
Roman Fever
Xingu

1993-94 | Season Four
Touching on Love
The Most Girl Part of You, by Amy Hempel
Lily Daw and the Three Ladies, by Eudora Welty
The Lonesomes Ain’t No Spring Picnic, by Birthalene Miller

Book-It’s Holiday Show
A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas
The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry
The Loudest Voice, by Grace Paley
I Am of Ireland
The Drunkard, by Frank O’Connor
She Went Gently, by Vincent Carroll
The Living, by Mary Lavin
Better be Ready ‘Bout Half Past Eight, by Allison Baker
How I Came West and Why I Stayed
Better Be Ready ‘Bout Half Past Eight

1990-1993 | Seasons One-Three
Book-It performed over 100 short stories as part of our In-House Performance Series.

Arts & Education Touring Shows


2019-2020
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz, by/por Monica Brown
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, by Derrick Barnes
Wordy Birdy, by Tammi Sauer

2018-2019

The Upside Down Boy/El niño de cabeza, by Juan Felipe Herrera
New Shoes, by Susan Lynn Meyer
The Odyssey: an exploration of Myth, Magic, and Monstersbased on Homer’s The Odyssey

2017-2018
Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, by Susan Hood
WHOOSH! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, by Chris Barton
Inside Out & Back Again, by Thanhha Lai

2016-2017
Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña
Goin’ Someplace Special, by Patricia C. McKissack
El Deafo, by Cece Bell

2015-2016
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Splash of Red, The Life and Art of Horace Pippin, by Jen Bryant
Flora and Ulysses, The Illuminated Adventures, by Kate DiCamillo

2014-2015
Danger: Books!
La Mariposa, by Francisco Jimenez
STAT Standing Tall and Talented: Home Court, by Amar’e Stoudemire
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

2013-2014
Danger: Books!
A Day’s Work, by Eve Bunting
Pink and Say, by Patricia Polacco
The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

2012-13
Danger: Books!
Thank you, Mr. Falker, by Patricia Polacco
Never Forgotten, by Patricia McKissack
Skippyjon Jones, by Judy Schachner

2011-12
Danger: Books!
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman, by Kathleen Krull
The Lorax & The Sneetches and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss

2010-11
Danger: Books!
The Prince of the Pond, by Donna Jo Napoli
Henry’s Freedom Box, by Ellen Levine
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

2009-2010
Danger: Books!
Raven and Coyote, by Gerald McDermott
Catching the Moon, by Crystal Hubbard
Johnny Appleseed, by Steven Kellogg

2008-2009
Danger: Books!
La Mariposa, by Francisco Jimenez
Chicken Sunday, by Patricia Polacco
The Jungle Books, by Rudyard Kipling

2007-2008
Danger: Books!
Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr
MINTY, by Alan Schroeder
The Stinky Cheese Man with Three Little Pigs, by John Scieszka

2006-2007
Danger: Books!
The Journey That Saved Curious George, by Louise Borden
Goin’ Someplace Special, by Patricia McKissack
The Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B. White

2005-2006
Danger: Books!
The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf
Sosu’s Call, by Meshack Asare
My Father’s Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannett

2004-2005
The Cinderella Stories, by Rafe Martin and Rebecca Hickox
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Danger: Books!
Pink & Say, by Patricia Polacco
Ereth’s Birthday, by Avi

2003-2004
Why Leopard Has Spots, by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert
Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr
Danger: Books!
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
The Prince of the Pond: Otherwise Known As De Fawg Pin, by Donna Jo Napoli

2002-2003
Why Leopard Has Spots, by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert
Tam Lin, by Jane Yolen
The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
Danger: Books!

2001-2002
Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling
Mirandy and Brother Wind, by Patricia McKissack
The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
Danger: Books!
Glory in the Daytime, by Dorothy Parker
A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote