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Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season

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The 32nd season will be a hybrid model of both audio dramas and in-person productions.

Book-It Repertory Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season

Book-It Repertory Theatre has announced its 2021-2022 season of plays, scheduled to begin October 12. Their 32nd season will be a hybrid model of both audio dramas and in-person productions.

Recognizing that public health guidelines and regulations are changing rapidly in the post-vaccine Covid world, Book-It is committed to continuing its tradition of producing new works. "As we all return to public spaces over the coming months, Book-It has the health and comfort of our staff, artists and community in mind," managing director Kayti Barnett-O'Brien (she/her) says of the upcoming year. "To allow the company to safely reopen, while providing the best theatre experience possible, we are melding our popular audio drama style, developed during this past year, with our beloved live theatrical programing. This will be an exciting mix of offerings designed to fit the times and get us all back together again."

Continuing the legacy of evocative narrative theatre has been paramount to artistic director Gus Menary (he/him), now at the helm for his second full season with the company. Along with the classical fare Seattle has come to look forward to from Book-It, Menary is committed to bringing new compelling authors to the stage. Menary states, "We are proud to present a new season, brimming with the beauty and excitement that can only be experienced from this storied theatre. Our 2021-22 season encompasses reinvigorations of classic novels, thought-provoking works of the twentieth century and exciting new voices within the literary field. As we continue to find the great theatre contained in the pages of great books, so too will we find ourselves back at the Seattle Center, experiencing great theatre, together, once again."

The line-up includes Zen and the Art of an Android Beatdown, by Tochi Onyebuchi, an audio journey to the heart of identity and connection that will have you on the edge of your seat; The Three Musketeers, an audio adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic swashbuckling, buddy adventure, filled with intrigue and romance, villains and rogues; Beowulf, a one-person adaptation by renowned actor Julian Glover (Game of Thrones, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) and starring local favorite Brandon J. Simmons (The Canterville Ghost, The Picture of Dorian Grey), is a mythic tale that reminds us of the power of the ancient and the importance of a good story well told; Mrs. Caliban, a delicious combination of social satire, fantasy and feminist politics from author Rachel Ingalls, shows us the joy of finding yourself within yourself and The Bonesetter's Daughter, by celebrated author Amy Tan, offers a bittersweet and deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, through which we are reminded that forgiveness is always closer than it seems.

Subscriptions for the 2021-22 season are available now online, by phone and by mail-in order form. Subscription packages range from $122-$185. Single tickets to the audio dramas, priced at $20 and $25, will go on sale beginning September 28. Single tickets to the in-person productions go on sale beginning November 9. Prices range from $26-$50. Students of all ages receive $20 tickets and must show valid student ID. Groups of eight or more tickets are eligible for a 10% discount. Pay What You Can performances will also be available; check the website for more information. Purchase tickets at book-it.org or by calling the box office at 206.216.0833. The box office is open Tuesday - Friday, noon to 5pm.


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