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14 December 2012 @ 03:08 pm
SFnal stories on stage in Seattle  
If you'll be near Seattle on December 28th or 29th, you should go to this:

Book-It! presents Geek Out

They're adapting the following pieces:

  • Black Box by Jennifer Egan

  • Instructions by Neil Gaiman

  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang

  • The Unwritten by Mike Carey

If you're not familiar with Book-It! Repertory Theater, they're a long-time Seattle group that specializes in sensitive adaptations of literature for the stage. I've been a fan of theirs for many years. In the early days they staged short stories by having actors speak all the words of a story while performing the action right down to the "he said"s and "she said"s. As they have evolved over the years they've moved towards adapting novel-length works, but they still are careful to preserve the original language of the book resulting in a theater experience that animates the author's words before your eyes. They're really good.

I can't wait!