June 9 – July 11, 2010

by John Irving
Adapted by Peter Parnell | Directed by Jane Jones (based on the original direction by Tom Hulce & Jane Jones)

This is the story of orphan Homer Wells’ life in a Maine orphanage and his education under the tutelage of Dr. Larch, who delivers not only babies but their mothers, too.

The Cider House Rules was the first full-length novel adapted in the Book-It Style™. It premiered in 1996 at Seattle Repertory Theatre (with subsequent productions at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and at The Atlantic in New York). The groundbreaking production put Book-It—and our trademarked style—on the national theatre map and has a very special place in the company’s history.

Mary Murfin Bayley
Eric Chappelle
Peter Crook*
Melinda Deane*
Joe Feeney
Heather Gautschi
Emily Grogan
Julie Jamieson
Laura Kenny*
Samara Lerman
David Anthony Lewis*
Jon Lutyens
Stephanie McAlexander
Ben McFadden
Richard Nguyen Sloniker
Connor Toms*
Terri Weagant
Jonathan Wright

*AEA Member

Artistic Team
Andrea Bush, Scenic Designer
Pete Rush, Costume Designer
Andrew D. Smith, Lighting Designer
Danny Wheetman, Composer
Edd Key, Music Director
Kristyne A. Hughes, Properties Designer
Lucinda Stroud, Assistant Director & Dramaturg
Larry Rodriguez, Technical Director
Anders Bolang, Production Manager
Michael Minahan, Scenic Painter
Jenna Carino, Assistant Scenic Painter
Bill Danner, Master Carpenter
Ayako Yamada, Costume Assistant
Jocelyne Fowler, Costume Shop Intern
Chris Frickland, Master Electrician

Devorah Spadone, Production Stage Manager
Victoria Thompson, Assistant Stage Manager
Elizabeth Kent, Stage Management Intern


A pleasing revisit of ‘The Cider House Rules’
Seattle Times, 06/17/10