Book-It’s THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY: Beyond the Theatre

Poster that says: "The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde; adapted by Judd Parkin, Directed by Victor Pappas. June 6 - July 1, 2018. Logo at bottom right says "Book-It Repertory Theatre"Book-It Repertory Theatre presents THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Judd Parkin and directed by Victor Pappas, from June 6 to July 1, 2018. Librarians at Seattle Public Library created this list of books, music and films to enhance your experience of the show. 

Oscar Wilde shocked Victorian sensibilities with his descriptions of Gray’s decadence and depravity. The book that scandalized readers was actually toned down from its original form. Book-It’s adaptation is drawn from Wilde’s original typescript, which you can read for yourself in the heavily annotated and illustrated The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition. Continue reading “Book-It’s THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY: Beyond the Theatre”

Seattle Repertory Theatre’s “A View from the Bridge”: Beyond the Theatre

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Photo by Associated Press Published in the Kingsport Times-News
Arthur Miller with Actress Marilyn Monroe. Photo by Associated Press, published in the Kingsport Times-News

The Seattle Repertory Theatre kicks off its fall season with Arthur Miller’s play A View from the Bridge (Sept. 25 – Oct. 18, 2015) in the 100th birthday year of the beloved American playwright.

A View from the Bridge is a play that explores many themes. It centers on an Italian American family in the 1950s in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood. Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and his ill-fated story is narrated by lawyer, Mr. Alfieri, much like in Nevil Shute’s classic novel, A Town Like Alice. Eddie lives with his wife Beatrice and her orphaned teenage niece, Catherine. Eddie’s protective relationship with Catherine is tested when his wife’s Italian immigrant cousins show up and she becomes romantically involved with one of the young men. Continue reading “Seattle Repertory Theatre’s “A View from the Bridge”: Beyond the Theatre”

Seattle Rep’s ‘The Comparables’ — incomparable!

The Comparables

We are excited about the opening of Laura Schellhardt’s new play The Comparables, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre on Friday, March 6! Schellhardt, who created the 2011 hit “The K of D, an Urban Legend,” about a girl with a lethal kiss, now presents a world premier neo-feminist satire that tips the good old boy business ethic on its kiester. Bette, Monica and Iris are high-end real estate agents whose sales pitches are as impermeable as their manicured nails, but when Bette’s reputation is on the line, the choice is self-destruction or finding a new way of doing business. Continue reading “Seattle Rep’s ‘The Comparables’ — incomparable!”

Seattle Rep’s ‘Once: The Musical’

Posted by JenOnce playbill
We’re excited about Seattle Repertory Theatre‘s production of Once: The Musical, opening next Tuesday, June 3 and running until June 8. Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, Once is the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who is about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. Continue reading “Seattle Rep’s ‘Once: The Musical’”

Seattle Rep’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf playbillPosted by Jen

We’re excited about the opening of Seattle Repertory Theatre‘s production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? this Friday, April 18th. Set amidst campus politics, Albee’s hilarious and provocative masterpiece examines why we are sometimes cruelest to those we love most. George and Martha (theatre’s most dysfunctional couple) invite young Nick and Honey over for a nightcap. The evening devolves into an exercise of wits, a war of words in which the past is fair game.

We’ve selected some Library materials to enhance your enjoyment of the play. Continue reading “Seattle Rep’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’”