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BWW Review: Seattle Public Theater's ADMISSIONS Tackles White Privilege with Humor Photo BWW Review: Seattle Public Theater's ADMISSIONS Tackles White Privilege with Humor
by Jay Irwin - Feb 1, 2020

As a white man I can recognize the privilege that has been afforded me throughout my life. That's not to say I didn't work hard for what I've achieved, nor to say I haven't had hard times, but that underlying privilege has always been there. But is recognizing your privilege enough? How far do you go to counteract it? Do you accept it when it's presented? Do you resent it when it works against you? These heady questions are at the center the Joshua Harmon's comedy a?oeAdmissionsa??, currently playing at Seattle Public Theater. You read that right, comedy. Just like his previous hit a?oeBad Jewsa??, Harmon manages to tackle some hot button topics and spin them so you might not notice you're thinking about them since you're laughing so hard.

BWW Review: Book-it's Raw Look at Opioid Addiction in AMERICAN JUNKIE Photo BWW Review: Book-it's Raw Look at Opioid Addiction in AMERICAN JUNKIE
by Jay Irwin - Feb 19, 2019

With any luck most of us will bypass any connection to opioid or heroin addiction. I know going into Book-It Repertory Theatre's current production of Tom Hansen's "American Junkie", I knew nothing of that world except what you might catch on TV. But what this gritty memoir and gripping performances do is give a much more intense and visceral look into this world while still mixing in humor and hope making this a fascinating ride.

Book-It Repertory Theatre's Founding Co-Artistic Directors To Step Down In 2020 Photo Book-It Repertory Theatre's Founding Co-Artistic Directors To Step Down In 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Book-It Repertory Theatre [Book-It] announces that Founder and Founding Co-Artistic Director Jane Jones and Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt will step down from their roles at the end of Book-It's 30th season, in the summer of 2020. Over the next year, Book-It plans to hire a new artistic director through a local and national search.

Book-It Repertory Theatre Takes An Honest Look At Addiction In AMERICAN JUNKIE Photo Book-It Repertory Theatre Takes An Honest Look At Addiction In AMERICAN JUNKIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Book-It Repertory Theatre [Book-It] kicks off 2019 with an honest look at addiction in Seattle native Tom Hansen's American Junkie. Adapted by Jane Jones and Kevin McKeon and directed by Jones, Hansen deftly balances a raw story about the path that leads to self-destruction with wry humor and hope.

Kate MacCluggage to Star in Denver Center Theatre Company's ANNA KARENINA; Full Cast  Photo Kate MacCluggage to Star in Denver Center Theatre Company's ANNA KARENINA; Full Cast And Creative
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Denver Center Theatre Company is proud to announce full casting and creative team of Anna Karenina directed by Artistic Director Chris Coleman.

Book-It Repertory Theatre Presents An Honest Look At Addiction In Tom Hansen's AMERIC Photo Book-It Repertory Theatre Presents An Honest Look At Addiction In Tom Hansen's AMERICAN JUNKIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Book-It Repertory Theatre kicks off 2019 with an honest look at addiction during Seattle's grunge years with Seattle native Tom Hansen's American Junkie. Adapted by Jane Jones and Kevin McKeon and directed by Jones, Hansen deftly balances a raw story about the path that leads to self-destruction with wry humor and hope. A tight, 90-minute ride through Seattle's music scene during the grunge era, American Junkie looks at the man behind the addiction and takes a hard look at the power heroin and other opioids have on people's lives.

Book-It Announces Its 2018-2019 Season Photo Book-It Announces Its 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Book-It Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce its 2018-2019 season. For 29 years, Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive productions and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows.

DCPA Announces Full Lineup For Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary Season Photo DCPA Announces Full Lineup For Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2018

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce the 40th season of their Tony-Award winning Theatre Company, the first to be led by incoming Artistic Director Chris Coleman and the 8th season for their unconventional line of programming, Off-Center. The new season kicks off performances on July 11 and will feature 13 productions across seven different venues at the Denver Performing Arts Complex and beyond.

What to See in Seattle Theater: Week of March 26, 2018 to April 02, 2018 Photo What to See in Seattle Theater: Week of March 26, 2018 to April 02, 2018
by BWW - Mar 26, 2018

Read below for BroadwayWorld's listings of shows in Seattle from Monday, March 26, 2018 to Monday, April 02, 2018 including local shows, regional productions and tours. Looking for a fun, inspiring or moving night at the theatre? Click on a show below for tickets, show information, articles, videos, photos & more... Want to browse all shows in Seattle?

What to See in Seattle Theater: Week of March 19, 2018 to March 26, 2018 Photo What to See in Seattle Theater: Week of March 19, 2018 to March 26, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Read below for BroadwayWorld's listings of shows in Seattle from Monday, March 19, 2018 to Monday, March 26, 2018 including local shows, regional productions and tours. Looking for a fun, inspiring or moving night at the theatre? Click on a show below for tickets, show information, articles, videos, photos & more... Want to browse all shows in Seattle?

BWW Review: Book-It and Café Nordo's THE MALTESE FALCON Makes a Killer Night Photo BWW Review: Book-It and Café Nordo's THE MALTESE FALCON Makes a Killer Night
by Jay Irwin - Feb 11, 2018

It was a cold night in the City of Emeralds. The kind of cold where your words just hung in the air as you spoke. Lucky for me and the other patrons of Cafe Nordo, the doors would soon open. Once inside a sultry dame looked me up and down and uttered the word I'd been waiting all night to hear, "Name?" Then another dame led me to my table plied me with drinks and food and thus began my journey into Book-It Repertory Theatre's sumptuous mystery dining experience of Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon". An experience that may not make me wealthy as the only falcon I found was a gold dusted cookie (which was delicious) but I certainly left the place richer after having seen one of my favorite Nordo and Book-It shows to date.

Enjoy A Thrilling Evening of Mystery with THE MALTESE FALCON Photo Enjoy A Thrilling Evening of Mystery with THE MALTESE FALCON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

This winter, Book-It Repertory Theatre and Caf Nordo pair up once again for a theatrical culinary collaboration. After a resounding success with A Moveable Feastlast year, both companies are elated to bring audiences a sexy, shadowy evening of mystery with Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. A multi-course meal will deliciously underscore a signature Book-It theatrical experience.

Enjoy A Thrilling Evening Of Mystery With THE MALTESE FALCON Photo Enjoy A Thrilling Evening Of Mystery With THE MALTESE FALCON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre and Caf Nordo pair up once again for a theatrical culinary collaboration in winter 2018. After a resounding success with A Moveable Feast last winter, both companies are elated to bring a sexy, shadowy evening of mystery with Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. The performance will be accompanied with a multi-course meal in an immersive theatrical dining experience.

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces Fifth Title for the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows.

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. Book-It has been adapting great literature into great theatre for 28 years and will produce five mainstage shows and three school-touring shows.

Photo Flash: Seattle Shakespeare Company Presents MEDEA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Wife. Mother. Exile. Medea abandons her home and country for Jason, the man she loves. When he discards her and their children for a new bride, the blow strikes deep into Medea's heart.

BWW Review: Book-It's WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE Elicits No Love
by Jay Irwin - Oct 2, 2015

From the title of Book-It Repertory Theatre's current production, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”, you might think this could be a lovely and romantic date night possibility. Well, nothing could be further from the truth as this collection of four Raymond Carver stories seem to focus on the more mundane, banal and vicious elements of relationships and come across more like Carver exorcising his own demons. So not only is it someone else's therapy on stage but on page as well and was, frankly, boring.

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE Opens Book-It Rep's 26th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Book-It Repertory Theatre presents WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE, named for Raymond Carver's 1981 famed short story collection, as the opening production in its 26th season. Pulled from the company's repertoire, these four stories have been adapted for the stage and directed by Book-It Founder and Co-Artistic Director Jane Jones. WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE will play at the Center Theatre at the Armory tonight, September 22 - October 18, 2015.

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE to Open Book-It Rep's 26th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Book-It Repertory Theatre presents WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE, named for Raymond Carver's 1981 famed short story collection, as the opening production in its 26th season. Pulled from the company's repertoire, these four stories have been adapted for the stage and directed by Book-It Founder  and Co-Artistic Director Jane Jones. WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE will play at the Center Theatre at the Armory September 22 - October 18, 2015.

BWW Reviews: SPT's SLOWGIRL Examines Consequences; Lacks Growth
by Jay Irwin - Apr 4, 2015

Character studies of two disparate people thrown together are all well and good. The conflict between the two can amount for high drama and/or comedy gold. And the characters in Seattle Public Theatre's current production of "Slowgirl" are quite different from each other. But for that conflict to amount to something, one or both of the characters needs to grow or discover something about themselves otherwise you're left with a great big "And …?" And unfortunately in "Slowgirl" I didn't really see much of a change by the end leaving me somewhat interested in them but less than satisfied.

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