March 28-April 14, 2019

In the spring of 2019, acclaimed Seattle actress Gin Hammond’s inspiring, 28-character solo play, Returning the Bones, transports audiences to rural Texas, during the era of Jim Crow laws, and into the life of a young, black medical student searching for her place in the world.

Based on the life of Hammond’s aunt, Dr. Carolyn Beatrice “Bebe” Montier, Returning the Bones brilliantly responds to one of life’s most challenging questions: How do you choose between your country, your people, and yourself? A surprisingly comical story, Returning the Bones brings us into intimate contact with the luminaries of the day including President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt, James Baldwin, and Queen Elizabeth, to name a few.


Gin Hammond Performer



Gin Hammond Adapter
Jane Jones Director
Dan Schuy Scenic Designer
Reed Nakayama Lighting Designer
Kyle Thompson Sound Designer
Ariel Bui Stage Manager
Shawna Grajek Assistant Stage Manager
Sally Ollove Dramaturg



BWW Review: Book-It’s RETURNING THE BONES Mesmerizes with Vivid Storytelling
BroadwayWorld Seattle

Review: Book-It’s Returning the Bones at Erickson Theatre on Capitol Hill is captivating audiences now through April 14 (and you should be one of those audience members)

“Returning the Bones”: a performance to remember 
Seattle Collegian

Gin Hammond Talks About Returning the Bones on KIXI

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