Great literature takes to the stage at the Seattle Center! Founded in 1987, the troupe first performed short stories, then classic novels, ranging from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy to Dracula by Bram Stoker and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by local legend Tom Robbins. The theater's signature style preserves the authors' exact words, eschewing narration and spreading the nondialogue passages among the cast. This means the characters sometimes refer to themselves in the third person or describe the scenery around them. The result: over 100 powerful adaptations, many of which have been produced around the country.