February 08 – March 02, 2008
by Jane Austen
Adapted by Jen Taylor & Colin Bryne | Directed by Myra Platt
Now available for licensing! Please contact Josh Aaseng, Literary Manager, at Licensing@book-it.org for availability and pricing.
A romantic tale of love, perseverance, and rejuvenation, Persuasion pits desire against convention, cutting to the heart of the social and gender issues of early nineteenth century England. Eight years after Anne Elliot’s painful rejection of the naval officer she was betrothed to, having been convinced of his “unworthiness” by her family, she once again struggles with her rekindled and unwavering devotion. Austen’s scenes of avarice and poverty, flirtations begun and abandoned, and her ability to be a ruthless narrator, all come to life in this insightful world-premiere adaptation.
Colin Byrne, Asst. Director
Liza Comtois, Dramaturg
Larry Rodriguez, Technical Dir. & Production Mgr.
Corey Eriksen, Scenic Designer
Deane Middleton, Costume Designer
Jessica Trundy, Lighting Designer
Matt Starritt, Sound Designer
Gin Hammond, Dialect Coach
Lindsey E. Callihan, Co-Properties Designer
Anne Gish, Co-Properties Designer
James Germain, Directing Intern
Lynne Ellis, Master Electrician & Board Op.
Heather Mayhew, Board Operator
Janessa Styck, Costume Assistant
Marah Blake, Literary Intern
Seattle Scenic Studies, Set Construction
Devorah Spadone*, Production Stage Manager
Shawn Booker, Assistant Stage Manager
Book-It gets “Persuasion” … almost to the letter
Seattle Times, 02/21/08