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Of Mice and Men, with its appearance on so many school reading lists, gets a rap for being academic (not to mention more than a little tragic). But, remember this: When you were a kid watching Saturday cartoons, you might have been hearing your favorite toons talk about Of Mice and Men.

Do you remember hearing “Which way did he go George? Which way did he go?” in Bugs Bunny and Daffy cartoons? The line has been used in Warner Brothers cartoons since a 1940 Tex Avery animation. Cartoon comedian Mel Blank imitated the voice of Lon Chaney Jr. (who played Lennie in the movie) to create stupid but hilarious characters.

Lennie’s voice was transformed from the slow, down-on-his-luck ranch-hand to the rabbit-rabbit-obsessed Abominable Snowman. The snowman who would hold Bugs Bunny (or a hapless Daffy Duck) and say, “I will name him George, and I will hug him, and pet him, and squeeze him and call him my own!” Yes that snowman.

You can also hear Of Mice and Men references in “Falling Hare” with the sinister Gremlin who tricks Bugs.

And that’s just to start.

See, you’ve been surrounded by Of Mice and Men references long before your 8th Grade English teacher had you highlighting important vocabulary words in the novella. And it’s not all dust and tears, folks, sometimes it’s Daffy Duck wearing PJs that have bunny ears. (You can read more about the many adaptations of the novella here.)


Meet Troy Fischnaller and Charles Leggett, stars of our upcoming production of Of Mice and Men.

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The Brothers Size: Meet the cast video

January 27th, 2011 by Kiki Abba


Meet the powerhouse actors in Seattle Rep’s upcoming production of The Brothers Size playing Feb 4-27th.

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Meet Actress Renata Friedman

January 12th, 2011 by Kiki Abba


We start previews this Friday for The K of D, an urban legend and we couldn’t be more excited. Watch this video to get to meet Renata Friedman, the woman who will bring an entire town to life in this summertime ghost story.

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Meet Constanza Romero

November 15th, 2010 by Kiki Abba


Hear from Constanza Romero, the costume designer for Seattle Repertory Theatre’s production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa.

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ELEVATOR SHOES – Do or Don’t?

November 9th, 2010 by Diana


In Three Tall Women, the tall woman (character “A”) marries a one-eyed, very short man. A bold choice. It inspires one of the greater questions of our time: should short men who date tall women wear Elevator Shoes? Is it about pride? Aesthetics? Confidence? Will it create healthy relationships or awkward moments?

Who do we turn to for wisdom but the Muppets.
Do you think A’s husband should have gone Beaker-style?

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Dancing at Lughnasa Set Build in Timelapse

November 5th, 2010 by Seattle Repertory Theatre


The Seattle Rep scene shop has been hard at work constructing the hill you see below in the Dancing at Lughnasa set model, created by scenic designer Etta Lillienthal. We captured the actual set build in timelapse, and if you play the above video, you can see in less than one minute how some pieces of metal became the rolling green of Ireland.

Dancing at Lughnasa set model

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Dancing at Lughnasa | Meet the Mundy Sisters

November 3rd, 2010 by Seattle Repertory Theatre


Hear from Mari Nelson, Gretchen Krich, Linda K. Morris, Cheyenne Casebier, and Elizabeth Raetz the stars of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa.


Hear from Megan Cole, Suzanne Bouchard and Alexandra Tavares, the stars of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s production of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women.

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Man VS Hamster

October 15th, 2010 by Seattle Repertory Theatre


If you heard this late at night EVERY night would you snap?

Michael Novak in God of Carnage takes it to the next level. Can you blame him?

This hamster makes the most GOD-AWFUL NOISE! – Michael Novak

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