Bo-Nita

Theater

Fri Oct 18, 2013 – Sun Nov 17, 2013

Partner Organization

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Location

Seattle Repertory Theatre
155 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Life’s not easy for Bo-Nita. It never is for a 13-year-old, but especially one who winds up with a dead, semi-ex-stepfather on her bedroom floor. With humor, pathos, and a dash of Midwest magic realism, Bo-Nita follows the resourceful exploits of a working class mother-daughter duo determined to stay together—and out of jail. Elizabeth Heffron is a local playwright and alumna of the Rep’s Writers Group. Under her skillful hand, Bo-Nita, is a theatrical coming-of-age tale that is both hilarious and heartbreaking.

Reviews

A Show About a Teenager That Is Not Cheesy, Forced, or Dishonest: You Better Go See Bo-Nita

Let me preface this by saying that I love one person shows. I love them. I find them incredibly interesting and admirable; as someone who participates in theatre, watching an actor seamlessly switch between completely different characters in less than a split second for upwards of an hour and a half is just awe-inspiring. It never ceases to amaze me that an actor can memorize more than an hour of dialogue with specific ticks, mannerisms, and voices for each character. This show was no exception.

Bo-Nita at the Seattle Repertory Theatre is beautiful. It captures the unique voice of...

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