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.

Check out this reading list from Seattle Public Library and this Spotify playlist from Sound Designer Justin Johnson to enhance your experience!


Marcel Davis*Bubakar/Ensemble
DJ Dell/Elijah SavageLiomi Jonga
Beth DeVries*Cindy Edwards/Ensemble
Bailey EllisVince Edwards/Ensemble
Kamaria Hallums-HarrisBetty/Ensemble
Ronnie HillWinston/Ensemble
Sylvester Foday Kamara*Jende Jonga
Anjelica McMillanNeni Jonga/Ensemble
David Quicksall*Clark Edwards/Ensemble
Selena Whitaker-PaquietFatou/Leah/Ensemble
Jonas WinburnMighty Edwards


Myra PlattDirector & Adapter
Brandon J. SimmonsAssociate Director
Christopher MumawScenic Designer
Emily W. LeongLighting Designer
Danielle NievesCostume Designer
Justin JohnsonSound Designer
Robin MacartneyProperties Designer
Maria Gray*Stage Manager
Aviona Rodriguez-BrownAssistant Stage Manager
Gin HammondDialect Coach
Ian BondFight Choreographer
Kamaria Hallums-HarrisDance Consultant
Amy JurkiewiczYouth Supervisor
Lillia PolyanskiySubstitute Youth Supervisor
Jasmine LomaxDirecting Intern
Dan SchuyProduction Manager
Benjamin RadinTechnical Director
Charlie MinshallAssistant Technical Director
Shelby ChooMaster Carpenter
Jessica ChristensenScenic Charge Artist/ Prop Master
Danny HerterMaster Electrician/ Board Operator
Dayana CapulongSound Board Operator
Anna BowenDresser/ Wardrobe

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


Book-It’s adaptation of ‘Behold the Dreamers’ asks timely questions about immigration, class and the American dream
The Seattle Times

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.
Seattle Pockets

Anjelica McMillan Gives Us a Taste of the ‘Dream’ at Book-It
Encore Spotlight