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Sep 25, 2009   |   7pm
Nordic Heritage Museum

Sep 27, 2009   |   1pm
King County Library, Auburn Branch
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Book-It Repertory Theatre

Two Wheels North

THE PROJECT:

In 1909, two fresh high school graduates, take on the challenge of cycling from their home in Santa Rosa, California to Seattle, Washington for the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition. It’s 1909; roads don’t even exist along many parts of the route; and the intrepid boys encounter nearly every imaginable natural and mechanical challenge—on their one-speed bikes. Adventure is their primary lure, although there is a promised purse of $25 from the Post-Intelligencer waiting for them if they can only make it to Seattle before the final day of the A-Y-P.

Book-It Repertory Theatre, in partnership with 4Culture’s Heritage and Site-Specific programs, is pleased to present a world premiere adaptation of the novel Two Wheels North - a thrilling true story by Evelyn McDaniel Gibb, adapted and directed by Annie Lareau. One of the last events commemorating the centennial celebration of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, the historic novel will be presented, free of charge, at venues throughout King County beginning September 25.

 
ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Book-It Repertory Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production and to inspiring its audiences to read.

Book-It Repertory Theatre's vision is to be a nationally-known theatre arts center where Book-It's partnership of theatre, literature and education nourishes literacy and the artistic vitality of our community.

 

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