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Mainstage Season

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

 

2011-2012 | 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

 

2010-2011 | 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  ♦♦

 

2009-2010 | 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

 

2008-2009 | 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

 

2007-2008 | 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  ♦♦

 

2006-2007 | 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

 

2005-2006 | 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  ♦♦

 

2004-2005| 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

 

2003-2004 | 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

 

2002-2003 | 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

 

2001-2002 | 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  ♦♦

 

2000-2001 | 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

 

1998-1999 | Season Nine

Scary Stories

Subsoil, by Nicholson Baker

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  ♦♦

 

1997-1998 | 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

 

1996-1997 | 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  ♦♦

 

1995-1996 | 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

 

1994-1995 | 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

1993-1994 | 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

 

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

2012

Volume I: Jesus’ Son, by Denis Johnson

Volume II: The Hunger Lounge

Volume III: Geek Out


2013

Jesus’ Son, by Denis Johnson