February 9 – March 7, 2010

by David James Duncan
Adapted and Directed by Myra Platt

Now available for licensing! Please contact Josh Aaseng, Literary Manager, at Licensing@book-it.org for availability and pricing.


When young fishing prodigy Gus Orviston leaves his quirky fishing-obsessed family in the Portland suburbs for solitude on a remote Oregon river, his trip becomes far more than a drive to the country. Since David James Duncan’s first novel was published in the early 1980s, an ever-growing number of readers have connected with Gus’s hysterically funny yet perceptive and moving journey of self discovery and realization. Book-It audiences will, too.

Mark Chamberlin*
Sam Campbell
Lisa Carswell*
Chelsea Dole
Erika Eie
Ruby Ellis
Jeffrey Frieders
John Hirasawa
Tim Hyland*
K. Brian Neel
Adam Westerman

*AEA Member

Artistic Team
Carey Wong, Scenic Designer
Christine Meyers, Costume Designer
Ben Zamora, Lighting Designer
Brendan Patrick Hogan, Sound Designer
Dave Ellis, Composer
Kristyne A. Hughes, Properties Designer
Mike Jones, Assistant Director/Dramaturg
Larry Rodriguez, Technical Director
Dan Bartell, Production Manager & Costume Assistant
Michael Minahan, Scenic Painter
Bill Danner, Master Carpenter
Jocelyne Fowler, Costume Shop Intern
Chris Frickland, Master Electrician
Jennifer Dantes, Sound Board Operator

Devorah Spadone, Production Stage Manager
Courtney Scott, Production Assistant
Elizabeth Kent, Stage Management Intern[/two-fourth][/thb_tab]


‘The River Why’ is more than just a fish story
Seattle Times, 02/16/10

A Q&A with David James Duncan, author of ‘The River Why’
Seattle Times, 02/11/10