Friday, September 25, 2009

Two Wheels North

Seattle's Book-It Repertory Theatre, well known for their theatrical adaptations of assorted literary treasures, is partnering with 4Culture’s Site-Specific program to present their version of the historical novel Two Wheels North - the true story of two teenage boys who cycled from their home in Santa Rosa, California to Seattle, Washington in 1909. Roads hardly existed along most of the route at the time, and the boys rushed headlong into natural and mechanical challenges of all kinds in pursuit of a promised $25 prize from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

The book, by Evelyn McDaniel Gibb, granddaughter of one of the cyclists, received the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Nonfiction Book Award in 2003. The dramatic re-telling will be presented free of charge at venues throughout King County beginning September 25. See here for full schedules.

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