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Originally published Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:15 AM

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Book-It Rep announces 2014-15 season of plays

Book-It Rep’s 25th-anniversary season includes adapted novels by Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Austen and others.


Seattle Times theater critic

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How time flies: Seattle’s acclaimed Book-It Repertory Theatre will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a 2014-15 mainstage season that encores two of the company’s most popular productions and mounts three new adaptations of well-known modern novels.

The mainstage shows:

“I Am of Ireland,” a revival of Stephanie Shine’s adapted collection of Irish stories, song and dance, including works by W.B. Yeats, Mary Lavin and others (opens September 2014).

“Pride and Prejudice,” Jane Austen’s comedy of manners and courtship, dramatized by Marcus Goodwin, and first staged by Book-It in 2000 and revived in 2004 (opens November 2014).

“The Dog of the South” by Charles Portis, a new production that follows a comic road trip of a man on the trail of his missing wife, adapted by Jane Jones (opens February 2015).

“Little Bee” by Chris Cleave, a world premiere based on the poignant best-seller about a middle-class Englishwoman and the young Nigerian illegal immigrant she shelters, adapted by Myra Platt (opens April 2015).

“Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut, an eloquent, harrowing anti-war novel, laced with social commentary and black humor dramatized by Josh Aaseng (opens June 2015).

Book-It will also continue its educational touring program of shows for youth, as well as its “Danger: Books!” series focusing on banned books. And it will be the second year of the Circumbendibus program, which adapts nontraditional texts, including a work by Samuel Beckett to coincide with a citywide Beckett Festival this fall.

For more details, including ticket and subscription information, call 206-216-0833 or go to www.book-it.org.

Misha Berson: mberson@seattletimes.com



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