June 7 – June 30, 2013

by Jess Walter
Adapted and Directed by Myra Platt

Previews: Jun 9, 7:30pm; Jun 11, 2:00pm
Opening Night: Wednesday, Jun 12

Matt Prior wakes up from his American Dream (writing a financial advice column in blank verse) with an overdrawn bank account, no job, his senile father a new fixture on his living room couch, a wife who is just about to run away with an internet fling, and a garage’s worth of knick-knacks from a failed e-bay business. About to lose his home, he finds himself behind a 7-Eleven with a pair of wannabe thugs and an idea that could solve all his problems.

“Walter offers a story as real as our own lives: a tale of overstretched accounts, misbegotten schemes, and domestic dreams deferred.”

Kevin Bordi
Treavor Boykin
Shannon Campbell
Adam Canne
Trick Danneker
Spike Huntington
Pankaj “J” K Jha
Jennifer Sue Johnson*
Keaton Kowal
Cobey Mandarino*
Mike Mathieu
Ben D. McFadden
Todd Jefferson Moore*
Leo Schuehle
Betsy Schwartz*
Richard Nguyen Sloniker
Jack Taylor
Evan Whitfield

*AEA Member

Artistic Team
Andrea Bryn Bush, Scenic Designer
Peter Donnelly, Costume Designer
Marnie Cummings, Lighting Designer
Matt Starritt, Sound Designer
Kristyne Hughes, Properties Master
Tom Dewey, Fight Choreographer

Lindsay A. Beacham*, Stage Manager
Anneka Kielman, Assistant Stage Manager


A Fiendish Conversation with Jess Walter
Seattle Met, 6/5/13

Book-It brings Jess Walter’s ‘Poets’ to the stage
Seattle Times, 6/6/13

Clever and Funny Dialog in Book-It’s FINANCIAL LIVES OF THE POETS
Broadway World, 6/13/13

‘Poets’ at Book-It: an Everyman’s hilarious downward spiral
Seattle Times, 6/13/13

A Poetic Journey from Fiscal Ebola to Narco Robin Hood.
Drama in the Hood, 6/14/13

“The Financial Lives of the Poets” produced by Book-It
Arts Stage Seattle Rage, 6/14/13

The Financial Lives of the Poets
Seattle Actor, 6/15/13

The Financial Lives of the Poets: Book-It Repertory Theatre Finds Funny In Financial Crisis
City Arts Magazine, 6/17/13

Don’t Miss: ‘The Financial Lives of the Poets’ at Jones Playhouse
Seattle Met, 6/19/13

‘The Financial Lives of the Poets’ fuels belly laughs
Queen Anne News, 6/19/13

‘The Financial Lives of the Poets’ Stays on the Shelf
The Sun Break, 6/20/13

Humor in hard times – Book-It takes a funny/sad look at one family’s Great Recession
Seattle Gay News, 6/24/13

The Reviews Are In!
The Stranger, 6/26/13

The Financial Lives of the Poets on stage
NW Book Lovers, 6/26/13




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