by Raymond Carver
Adapted and directed by Jane Jones

September 22-October 18

Pay What You Will Preview: Sep 22
Previews: Sep 23 and 24
Opening Night: Friday, Sep 25

Beyond the Book post show discussions: Oct 4 and 11

Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes, includes one 15-minute intermission

Two couples sit around a table, drink gin, and discuss what it means to love someone. What they reveal will have you unable to look away. Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, featured in 2014’s Birdman, is paired with “Cathedral,” “Intimacy,” and “The Student’s Wife.” Book-It wowed mainstage audiences with this collection during the ’90s and brings a refreshed adaptation to the stage in 2015. Carver, who lived in Port Angeles, uses a literary style known as “dirty realism” to depict ordinary people as they contend with life the best way they can.

Andrew DeRyke*
Tracy Hyland*
Kevin McKeon
Carol Roscoe*

Artistic Team
Burton Yuen, Scenic Designer
Tristan Roberson, Lighting Designer
Chelsea Cook, Costume Designer
Nathan Wade, Sound Designer

Sarah E. Dion*, Stage Manager
Anthea Carns, Assistant Stage Manager

*denotes members of Actors’ Equity Association[/two-fourth]

A Reader Reunites with Raymond Carver at Book-It
Brett Hamil, Encore Arts Seattle, Oct 13, 2015

‘What We Talk about,’ ‘Cathedral’ to be performed on Seattle’s Center Theatre stage Oct. 18
Diane Urbani de la Paz, Peninsula Daily News, Oct 9, 2015

Book-It’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love elicits no love
Jay Irwin, Broadway World, Oct 2, 2015

Talking Raymond Carver at Book-It.
Dusty Somers, Seattle Times, Oct 2 2015

Book-It Theatre premieres ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’
Steven Sieden, Examiner, Oct 2, 2015

Book-It Presents 4 Stories by Raymond Carver
Alan Sydney, Drama in the Hood, Sept 29, 2015

Carver’s short stories come alive in latest Book-It production
Starla Smith, Queen Anne & Magnolia News, Sept 29, 2015

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Jerry Kraft, SeattleActor.com, Sept 29, 2015

‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’ at Book-It
Nancy Worssam, ArtsStage-SeattleRage.com, Sept 28, 2015

Raymond Carver stories encored at Book-It
Misha Berson, The Seattle Times, Sept 28, 2015

On Raymond Carver and “He says”
My Thought Dreams, Paul Morton, Sept 24, 2015

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love to Open Book-It’s 26th Season
Broadway World, August 31, 2015