October 7 – October 31, 2004

by Jonathan Raban
Adapted by Julie Beckman | Directed by Mary Machala

Set in a dotcom-frenzied Seattle, Jonathan Raban’s Waxwings is a hugely entertaining satire on the American dream, as envisioned through the eyes of a Hungarian-born British expatriate professor and a charismatic Chinese immigrant. The author of 10 books and recipient of numerous awards (including the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award), Raban has lived in Seattle for the past 14 years. Kirkus Reviews calls Waxwings “one of the best accounts ever written of an American era”; The Washington Post calls it “both a comedy of manners and a superbly funny social satire.”

Terry Edward Moore
Sam Lai
Teri Lazzara
Kelly Kitchens
Ray Gonzalez
George Mount
James Dean
Kathy Hsieh
Brandon Whitehead

Artistic Team
Jeff Cook, Scenic Designer
Carisa Bush, Costume Designer
Brian Healy, Lighting Designer
Dan Dennis, Sound Designer
Jodi Sauerbier, Properties Designer
Jim Graham, Technical Director

Miller Freeman, Stage Manager


Waxwings Flies High at Book-It Repertory Theatre
Talkin’ Broadway, 2004