June 2 – June 26, 2005

by Kate Chopin
Adapted by Rebecca Chace | Directed by Jane Jones

Set in New Orleans at the end of the 19th century, The Awakening is a compelling story of a woman who undergoes a social, sexual and spiritual transformation. Condemned (and even banned) upon its publication in 1899, The Awakening was rediscovered in the late 1950s and is now considered an American literary classic. Book-It’s signature adaptation of this Kate Chopin gem is set to a score of blues, ragtime, soul, and opera and is rich with the lush decadence of the French Quarter.


Hans Altwies*
Mark Chamberlin*
Melinda Deane*
Erik Eagleson
Cynthia Geary
Jake Groshong
Theresa Holmes
Edd Key*
Lori Larsen*
Joy Marzec
Kevin McKeon
Marty Mukhalian
Myra Platt*

*AEA Member

Artistic Team
Edd Key, Music Director
Liza Comtois, Dramaturg/Assistant Director
Greg Carter, Scenic Design
Brian Healy, Lighting Design
Harmony Arnold, Costume Design
Jim Graham, Technical Director
Seattle Scenic Studios, Set Construction
Colleen Creegan, Dialect Coach
Myra Platt, Music

Ken Young, Pianist
Monique Kleinhans, Clarinet/Bass
Theresa Holmes, Guitar/Bass/Drums
Edd Key, Accordion/Trumpet/Guitar/Percussion

Katie Coffman*, Stage Manager
Devorah Spadone, Assistant Stage Manager


Book-It’s The Awakening Proves Less Was More
Talkin’ Broadway, 06/16/05