Behold the Dreamers

Stage Adaptation of BEHOLD THE DREAMERS Scheduled for Seattle's Book-It Repertory Theatre

Book-It Reperatory Theatre Announces their 2018-19 Season, which includes the stage adaptions of Behold the Dreamers!

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Adapted by Myra Platt
Directed by Lanise Antoine Shelley
June 6-30, 2019

Jende Jonga and his wife Neni have recently emigrated from Cameroon to America to try to make a new life for themselves and their young son. Jende gets a job as a chauffeur for an investor at Lehman Brothers and Neni studies to be a pharmacist. When the Great Recession starts to upend the economy, both of them realize that America may not be the place full of hope and promise as they had once thought. Imbolo Mbue masterfully weaves a story of class divide, immigration, and marriage in her remarkable debut novel.