November 29-December 30, 2018

The childhood memories of narrator Jim Burden in Black Hawk, Nebraska are woven together with the struggles of his beloved neighbor, a newly-arrived immigrant girl from Bohemia, Ántonia Shimerda. The story of their friendship outlines the determination, hardship, and resilience of Great Plains life at the turn of the 20th century in this enchanting American classic that is a tribute to the human spirit.

Premiered at Book-It in 2008.

*Show contains some violence. Allergen warning: Aspects of the set contain stalks of dried wheat.


Kiki Abba Mrs. Cutter/Willa Cather/Ensemble
Nabilah S. Ahmed Ántonia
Anders Bolang* Otto/Peter/Mr. Cutter/Ensemble
Nik Doner Pavel/Ordinsky/Ensemble
Jerik Fernandez Marek/Ensemble
Tim Gouran Jim Burden
William Hall Jr.* Mr. Shimerda/Mr. Harling
Barbara Lindsay Grandmother/Ensemble
Benjamin N.M. Ludiker Charley/Ensemble
Helen Marion Yulka/Tiny/Ensemble
Clark Sandford* Grandfather/Ensemble
Judith Shahn Mrs. Shimerda/Mrs. Harling
Jasmine Jean Sim Lena/Ensemble
Tyler Trerise Jake/Ambrosch/Ensemble



Annie Lareau Director/Adapter
Julia Hayes Welch Scenic Designer
Kelly McDonald Costume Designer
Ahren Buhmann Lighting and Video Designer
Erin Bednarz Sound Designer
Jessamyn Bateman-lino Properties Designer
Laura Ferri Choreographer
Nina Williams-Teramachi Stage Manager
Laura Owens Assistant Stage Manager
Judith Shahn Dialect Coach
Imogen Love Assistant Dialect Coach
Peter Dylan O’Connor Fight Director
Andrea Kovich Dramaturg
Dan Schuy Production Manager
Benjamin Radin Technical Director
Shelby Choo Master Carpenter
Jessica Christensen Scenic Charge Artist/Properties Master
Levi Plumb Master Electrician/Board Operator
Jessica Jones Sound Engineer/Board Operator
Emily Kight Dresser


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


In ‘My Antonia,’ Extraordinary Acting Packs a Punch
Seattle Weekly
“My Ántonia 
is a showcase for breathtaking acting like few productions I have seen.

BWW Review: MY ANTONIA at Book-It Repertory Theatre
BroadwayWorld Seattle
“Book-It Repertory Theatre has a winner on its hands. MY ANTONIA sings with triumph as a story we both know by heart and one we long to hear.”

Willa Cather’s ‘My Antonia’ is a beautifully heart-warming gem for the holiday season
Seattle Pockets
“The wholesome production of “My Antonia,” based on Willa Cather’s most autobiographical 1918 novel, springs to life with gusto in a creatively crafted stage setting.”

My Antonia Tells a Gentle American Pastoral at the Book-It Theatre
Drama in the Hood
My Antonia’s gentle tone is a perfect fit for the holiday season, and a triumph for Book-It. Buoyant but subtly and deeply moving, My Antonia is a pure delight.”

“My Antonia” Book-It Repertory Theatre
Exit Stage Left

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Seattle Magazine

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The Stranger
“The play version of the novel is lyrical, pretty, and very American in a way that will make even a depressed, sapphire-blue liberal cry patriotic tears. Usually, American prairie shit gives me hives, but My Ántonia is good stuff.”