SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS
By David Guterson
Adapted by Kevin McKeon and Book-It Repertory Theatre
Directed by Kate Carruthers
Performances: March 13 – 29, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, March 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 13 @ 6:30 p.m.
Post-Show Discussions: March 15, 22 & 29
Author David Guterson Pre-Show Presentation: March 22
School Outreach Performances: March 26
LISTEN to the the BCB podcast of David Guterson's March 22 presentation with introduction by Kate Carruthers. "For all the people who were unable to attend (since it was sold out) this podcast will be a great opportunity for everyone to hear Kate's brilliant intro and Dave's insightful, honest, inspiring talk." - Channie Peters
LISTEN to the Bainbridge Island Broadcasting interview between Channie Peters and Kate Carruthers.
Read the preview by Sarah Lane at Inside Bainbridge: A Big Snow About to Fall on Cedars: An Exclusion Survivor’s Daughter Sets the Stage.
Against the backdrop of an America torn by World War Two, cultures and communities clash when a Japanese American islander is accused of murder. This hauntingly lyrical saga—adapted from David Guterson’s acclaimed story of mystery, love, and identity—deftly shifts from courtroom to strawberry fields to bloody battlefront, digging for hard truths buried in a forgotten history.
LOCAL HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
The exclusion began on Bainbridge Island on March 30, 1942, when 227 men, women and children — two–thirds of them American citizens — were removed from their homes by U.S. Army soldiers and sent to relocation camps in the California desert. While their departure was mourned by many of their neighbors, not all welcomed their return after the war. The exclusion and its aftermath thus form a crucial part of the Island’s history as well as a reminder of the ongoing need for diversity, justice, and vigilant protection of our civil and constitutional rights.
Stick around for a post-performance “talk back” with cast members and Bainbridge Islanders who lived through WWII and Japanese American Exclusion, following Sunday matinee performances on March 15, 22, and 29. In a Q& A format, audience members will have a unique opportunity to explore the artistry behind the performance along with examining the realities and true stories of WWII and its aftermath that inspired the novel and play of Snow Falling on Cedars. These educational and informative discussions will be facilitated by EduCulture’s Only What We Can Carry Project.
SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS Community & Educational Outreach
Thanks to the passion and generosity of numerous collaborators on BPA’s Educational and Community Outreach Program, we are pleased to announce a menu of pre-show and post-show events - beginning February 14. Please join us for an openhearted “conversation” surrounding exclusion, intolerance, history, and community.
FIRST COMMISSIONED, DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED IN THE “BOOK-IT STYLE”™ BY BOOK-IT REPERTORY THEATRE (Founded in 1990 in Seattle, Washington - www.book-it.org)
Copyright © 1994 by David Guterson
The play is performed through arrangement with Georges Borchardt, Inc., for David Guterson.
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Sponsor: The Maggi Rogers Fund
BPA's outreach programs for SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS are supported in part by a grant from Humanities Washington, a state-wide non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state of Washington, and contributions from individuals and foundations.
- Adults - $27.00
- Senior - $22.00
- Youth, Students, Military, Teachers - $19.00
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