June 6-30, 2019
Jende and Neni Jonga have recently emigrated from Cameroon to America to try to make a new life for themselves and their young son. When the Great Recession starts to upend the economy, the Jongas begin to grasp the fragility of the American dream. Imbolo Mbue masterfully weaves a story of class divide, immigration, and marriage in her remarkable debut novel.
Behold the Dreamers is a New York Times bestseller, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and a pick for Oprah’s Book Club.
|DJ Dell/Elijah Savage
|Sylvester Foday Kamara*
|Director & Adapter
|Brandon J. Simmons
|Emily W. Leong
|Assistant Stage Manager
|Substitute Youth Supervisor
|Assistant Technical Director
|Scenic Charge Artist/ Prop Master
|Master Electrician/ Board Operator
|Sound Board Operator
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre, in its thought-provoking production of “Behold the Dreamers,” encapsulates struggles faced by many who dare to dream of a better life in a distant land. Catch this timely production now through June 30th.
Anjelica McMillan Gives Us a Taste of the ‘Dream’ at Book-It