A masterpiece by a legendary American writer

June 9 – July 3, 2015

by Kurt Vonnegut
Adapted and directed by Josh Aaseng

Pay What You Will Preview: Jun 9
Previews: Jun 10, 11
Opening Night: Friday, Jun 12

Running time: 2hrs, 30mins, including intermission

Slaughterhouse-Five contains nudity, adult language, and depictions of war violence.

Out of the very real horrors he experienced as a World War II POW in Dresden, Kurt Vonnegut crafted the powerful Slaughterhouse-Five. Protagonist Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time and travels between the war in Germany; Illium, New York; and the alien planet Tralfamadore. This fractured tale of the personal fallout of war is laden with Vonnegut’s signature black humor and imagination.

Robert Bergin
Rory Eaden
Jim Gall*
Erik Gratton*
Martyn G. Krouse
Jocelyn Maher
Cobey Mandarino*
Benjamin McFadden
Todd Jefferson Moore*
Eleanor Moseley
Joshua Ryder
Riley Shanahan
Jason Slown
Sydney Tucker

*AEA Member

Artistic Team
Catherine Cornell, Scenic Designer
Pete Rush, Costume Designer
Kent Cubbage, Lighting Designer
Matt Starritt, Sound Designer
Zane Exactly, Puppetry Consultant
Ben Burris, Puppetry Consultant
Karla Davenport, Properties Master
Lindsay Carpenter, Dramaturg
Gin Hammond, Dialect Coach
Emily Penick, Choreographer
Tom Dewey, Fight Choreographer

Louise Butler*, Stage Manager
Victoria Thompson, Assistant Stage Manager


Five Friday Questions with Matt Starritt
Encore Arts, 5/29/15

Book-It Repertory Theatre to Stage Slaughterhouse-Five
Seattle Times, 6/8/15

Seattle Do206 Features Sydney Tucker
do206, 6/11/15

The Chaos of Creation
CityArts, 6/11/15

Book-It Theatre’s ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ Is An Amazingly Original, Fast-Paced, Production Worthy of Broadway and Beyond
Huffington Post, 6/16/15

Travelling in Tralfamadorian Time and Space
Encore Arts Seattle, 6/16/15

Triumphant staging of Slaughterhouse-Five will return “So it goes” to your vocabulary!
Miryam Gordon, 6/16/15

Slaughterhouse-Five at Book-It Repertory Theatre
Drama in the Hood, 6/16/15

Slaughterhouse-Five at Book-It
ArtsStage-Seattle Rage, 6/16/15

And so it goes, in Book-It’s ingenious ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’
Seattle Times, 6/18/15

A Blend of Fact and Fiction at Book-It
Seattle PI, 6/19/15

Artists in the Audience: ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’
Encore Arts Seattle, 6/22/15

Gripping SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE from Book-It Rep
Broadway World, 6/22/15

A Stunning Slaughterhouse-Five
Talkin Broadway, 6/22/15

The Stranger, 6/24/15