Season 31, 2011-2012

The Foreigner

A Comedy written by Larry Shue and directed by Curtis Ransom

Courtesy of Dramatists

Run Dates: Aug, 26, 27,  Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4, Sept 8, 9, 10

Starring: Layne Taylor, Jordan Peterson, Anne Hamilton, Ben Hamill, Amy Burton, Joseph Wright, & Robert Tombari

“Froggy” LeSeuer is once again visiting his favorite fishing lodge in rural Georgia accompanied by his pathologically shy friend, Charlie, who is overcome with terror at the thought of making conversation with strangers. “Froggy” concocts a story that Charlie is a foreigner from an exotic country who speaks no English. When “Froggy” leaves Charlie alone, the other lodge visitors speak freely in front of Charlie.  Deep secrets and evil plans all unravel in from of Charlie and hilarity ensues as the ‘bad guys’ are pitted against ‘good’ in a climax that will leave you laughing til you can’t speak.

Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production, written by the author of The Nerd.

All audiences

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Richard O’Brien’s

The Rocky Horror Show

A Rock Musical with book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien and directed by Ian Taylor

Courtesy of Samuel French

Run Dates: Oct. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29.   Special Midnight performances on Oct. 15, 22 and 29, and a Halloween performance on Oct. 31.

Starring: Coralee Sharp, Robina Bant, Todd Ryan King, Carly Wasserstein, Liam Tain, Russell Smith, Jr., Minerva Jayne,  Jordan Peterson, Shannon E. Gans, Kelsey Newcomb, Shelley Ward, Aruna League, Eugenia Homes, Jane Leonard and Victoria Everett

All performances of Rocky have a $20 admittance price.  Student, military and seniors receive a $3 discount on Thursday performances.

Virgin kits will be available for purchase in the lobby.

That sweet transvestite and his motley crew have returned to Boise! Break out the corsets and stilettos and let’s do the Time Warp again. Dr. Frankenfurter is having a party and poor Brad and Janet need to use his phone. They are treated to an evening is singing, dancing and outright crazy. Come see why this show is still drawing fervent fans nearly 40 years later.

Strong language, sexual situations.

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A Dickens' Christmas CarolA Dickens Christmas Carol

A Holiday Comedy by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Ginger Scott

Courtesy of Baker’s Plays

Run Dates: Nov. 25, 26 Dec. 1,2,3,4 Dec. 8, 9, 10

Starring: Merry Marshall,  Pamela Lynn Layne, Leilani Agcolico Layne, Erv Johnson, Lizz Tucker, Lance Taylor, Austin Adams, Alycia Finkbeiner, Gwyn Reid, Steven Tank, Diana Holdridge

From the bonny shores of England comes the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company, a stuffy old travelling troupe embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens’ tale. The company includes a cast of familiar characters every theater audience will recognize including the consummate actor and the theater diva. When the diva decides to play sick, thinking she’s indispensable, the understudy is thrust into the limelight because the show must go on. Unfortunately, the diva won’t stand for this and mayhem ensues as she tries to take her role back.

All Audiences

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Unnecessary Farce

A Farce by Paul Slade Smith and directed by Ted Pendleton

Courtesy of Playscripts Inc.

Run Dates: Jan 13, 14, Jan 19, 20, 21, 22 Jan 26, 27, 28

Starring: Aaron Lombard-Bloom, Ami Young, Anatasia Van Allen, Karl Johnson, Layne Taylor, Shaun Vincent, & Judi Radek

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

Suggestive Situations

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Skin Deep

A Romantic Comedy by Jon Lonoff and directed by Joseph Wright

Courtesy of Samuel French

Run Dates: Mar 2, 3, Mar 8, 9, 10, 11, Mar 15, 16, 17

Starring: Becky Slighter, Justin Larson, Jodi Nelson Deerfield, Jeff Middleton & Edwina Erinsen

Lovable lonely-heart Maureen Mulligan gives in to one last shot at romance:  a blind date arranged by her beautiful sister, Sheila.  Sweet but awkward, Joe Spinelli’s eagerness leaves him saying everything that comes to mind, while Maureen uses wit and wisecracks to hide insecurities about her weight and appearance.  They’re perfect for each other, but will they give in and admit it in time?  Meanwhile, handsome brother-in-law Squire Whiting, footing the bill for Sheila’s continuing plastic surgeries, hasn’t forgotten it was the earthy Maureen he met first, and a touch of mid-life madness can be a dangerous thing . . .

Suitable for All Audiences

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The Sweetest Swing in Baseball

A Drama by Rebecca Gilman and directed by Liam Tain

Courtesy of Dramatic Publishing

Run Dates: Apr 13, 14 Apr19, 20, 21, 22, Apr 26, 27, 28

Starring: Ami Young, Bradley Campbell, Aaron Lombard-Bloom, Lora Volkert & Cynthia Tank

During a gallery show, artist Dana Fielding secludes herself, belting down glasses of wine to deal with the rejection by the art critics and her boyfriend. It’s all too much. Her attempted suicide lands her in a mental institution. There, she finds safety amid an unlikely coterie: a psychopath, a gay guy, two sympathetic therapists. About to be booted back into the real world because her insurance won’t pay for her care, she devises a ploy to stay put – she becomes talented, troubled Daryl Strawberry, the bad boy of baseball from 1983 to 1999. Buttressed by her new-found teammates, Dana rediscovers her identity and eventually rises above the fray.

Strong language and situations, not recommended for younger audience members

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Cockeyed

A Comedy by William Missouri Downs and directed by Jeff Thomson

Courtesy of Samuel French

Run Dates: May 25, 26 May 31, Jun 1, 2, 3 Jun 7, 8, 9

Starring: Jon Buffington, Sara Jo Buffington, Austin Adams, and Greg Simons

Phil, an average nice guy, is madly in love with the beautiful Sophia. The only problem is that she’s unaware of his existence. He tries to introduce himself but she looks right through him. When Phil discovers Sophia has a glass eye, he thinks that might be the problem, but soon realizes that she really can’t see him. Perhaps he is caught in a philosophical hyperspace or dualistic reality or perhaps beautiful women are just unaware of nice guys. Armed only with a B.A. in philosophy, Phil sets out to prove his existence and win Sophia’s heart.

Mild Language and Suggestive Situations

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Laughter on the 23rd Floor

A Comedy by Neil Simon and directed by Becky Kimsey

Courtesy of Samuel French

Run Dates: Jul 6, 7 Jul 12, 13, 14, 15 Jul 19, 20, 21

Starring:  Ryan Kimsey, Sean Small, Sean McBride, Jerimiah Campbell, Shaun Vincent, Chelsea Bennett, Kevin Kimsey, Tayler Flowers, Larry Chase

Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman “Max Prince”.

Very Strong Language, not recommended for younger audiences

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