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.

CAST

Kiki AbbaMrs. Cutter/Willa Cather/Ensemble
Nabilah S. AhmedÁntonia
Anders Bolang*Otto/Peter/Mr. Cutter/Ensemble
Nik DonerPavel/Ordinsky/Ensemble
Jerik FernandezMarek/Ensemble
Tim GouranJim Burden
William Hall Jr.*Mr. Shimerda/Mr. Harling
Barbara LindsayGrandmother/Ensemble
Benjamin N.M. LudikerCharley/Ensemble
Helen MarionYulka/Tiny/Ensemble
Clark Sandford*Grandfather/Ensemble
Judith ShahnMrs. Shimerda/Mrs. Harling
Jasmine Jean SimLena/Ensemble
Tyler TreriseJake/Ambrosch/Ensemble

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Annie LareauDirector/Adapter
Julia Hayes WelchScenic Designer
Kelly McDonaldCostume Designer
Ahren BuhmannLighting and Video Designer
Erin BednarzSound Designer
Jessamyn Bateman-linoProperties Designer
Laura FerriChoreographer
Nina Williams-TeramachiStage Manager
Laura OwensAssistant Stage Manager
Judith ShahnDialect Coach
Imogen LoveAssistant Dialect Coach
Peter Dylan O’ConnorFight Director
Andrea KovichDramaturg
Dan SchuyProduction Manager
Benjamin RadinTechnical Director
Shelby ChooMaster Carpenter
Jessica ChristensenScenic Charge Artist/Properties Master
Levi PlumbMaster Electrician/Board Operator
Jessica JonesSound Engineer/Board Operator
Emily KightDresser

 

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

PRESS

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.”

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