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Adaptation: Playwright Jim Stowell turns Tim O’Brien book into play

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A number of years ago, Jim Stowell attended a book reading-signing event with author Tim O’Brien in the Twin Cities. When it was his turn to talk to the author, Stowell said he hoped to adapt O’Brien’s most well-known work, “The Things They Carried,” into a stage play. O’Brien didn’t seem overly intrigued by the prospect.


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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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