BOISE, ID.: Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT) has announced its 2016-17 season, featuring four shows.
“We are leaping forward this season at BCT,” said founding artistic director Matthew Cameron Clark. “Forward into new territory, including our first musical—some would say the rock musical—Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Forward into the next phase of our commitment to play development as we bring back A Nighttime Survival Guide, the most popular show in BCT history, for a brand new production.”
The season will begin with Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Oct. 5-22), by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, about a German transgender rocker in America who endured a botched sex change. Tracy Sunderland will direct.
Next up will be A Nighttime Survival Guide (Nov. 30-Dec. 17), by Dwayne Blackaller and Matthew Cameron, about a long distance friendship between an 11-year-old from Idaho and an 11-year-old from Japan who bond over a shared fear of monsters in the dark.
The season will continue with Brian Quijada’s Where Did We Sit on the Bus? (Jan. 7-28, 2017), about a Latino boy in the third grade learning about Rosa Parks in school, who is curious about where Latinos sat on the bus. The show will feature Latin rhythms, hip-hop, and rap. Chay Yew will direct.
Following will be Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House (April 19- May 6, 2017), about a couple who hires an aspiring comedian from Brazil as their housekeeper while their marriage is falling apart. Drew Barr will direct.
BCT, founded in 1997, brings new and contemporary plays to Boise’s Cultural District.