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Theatre Arts Opens Season with Evening of Short Plays

By: Sherry Squires   Published 1:21 pm / October 1, 2012

Tess Gregg and Christy Rolfe from “Watermelon Boats.”

The Department of Theatre Arts will begin the 2012-2013 season with “Becoming: An Evening of Short Plays,” a series of five short plays that grapple with central human questions. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 10-13, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 in the Danny Peterson Theatre at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.

Admission is $15 general; $12 for non-Boise State students, Boise State alumni, members of the military and seniors; $9 each for groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets at Select-A-Seat outlets, by calling 426-1494 or at www.idahotickets.com. Full-time Boise State students, faculty and staff may pick up one free ticket in advance with a valid Boise State ID at on-campus ticket outlets. Free tickets will not be available at the door.

“Becoming: An Evening of Short Plays” grapples with questions like: What’s at stake in our relationships? What are the joys? The heartaches? When do we trust? When don’t we? How do expectations — our own, society’s and others’— impact us when we invest in other human beings?

The plays include “Watermelon Boats” by Wendy MacLaughlin, “Three Guys and a Brenda” by Adam Bock, “Bondage” by David Henry Hwang, “Medea” by Christopher Durang and Wendy Wasserstein, and “Come and Go” by Samuel Beckett.

The play is directed by first-time Boise State director Riley Caldwell-O’Keefe, special lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts. The play is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. New York City, special arrangement with Playscripts Inc. and presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc. New York.

For more information, call 426-3957 or email theatrearts@boisestate.edu.