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Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.

In collaboration with The Bushwick Book Club, Seattle Rep will present excerpts from At the Very Bottom of a Body of Water, a new play by Benjamin Benne (20x30 commissionee), performed by local actors and directed by Daira Rodriguez.

This event will also feature original music inspired by Isabel Allende's novel Violeta, which asks: What would it be like to have your life marked by not one but two pandemics? Meet Violeta, born in 1920 near the end of the Spanish flu’s rampage, who will live through the extraordinary march of history leading to the coronavirus pandemic. Told through letters, Violeta is a family epic from a master of the form.

This partnership highlights local playwrights and composers, and brings together two art forms in conversation around the themes of the book to create a cohesive evening of artistic exploration around mother-daughter relationships and personal journeys through time and history.

Violeta is full of life, a great sweeping story like a river in spate.”

— The Scotsman