May 13 | 7:30pm | Hugo House
The Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents
Original Music Inspired by Isabel Allende’s Violeta
In collaboration with Seattle Rep, we are presenting excerpts from Benjamin Benne’s play At the Very Bottom of a Body of Water performed by local actors and directed by Daira Rodriguez
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.
“Violeta is full of life, a great sweeping story like a river in spate.” —The Scotsman
Heads up: Across its 100-year narrative, Violeta covers a lot of ground—large-scale dangers like disease, death, and natural disasters, along with personal perils like sexual assault and bullying.
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