BOISE, IDAHO: Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT) has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring four productions.
“When I finally settled on the plays for the season, I was struck by the fact that each had the idea of love at their center—whether it’s aspirational romantic love, complicated familial love, or the love between friends,” said founding artistic director Matthew Cameron Clark in a statement. “During a time of such upheaval in our world it feels right that BCT would be pulled toward stories like these that acknowledge the complexities of contemporary life, while shining a light on openhearted hope. It dawned on me fully when I read an excerpt from a Tennessee Williams interview in which he said, ‘We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.’ I read that and then looked back at our season and said, ‘That’s it.’”
The season will start with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Oct. 17-Nov. 10), adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel based on the novel by Mark Haddon, about an extraordinary boy who sets out to solve the mysterious murder of the neighbor’s dog.
Next up will be With Love and a Major Organ (Dec. 5-22), by Julia Lederer, about a man with a paper heart and a mother wanting to spare him the pain of the real one.
Following will be Samuel D. Hunter’s Lewiston & Clarkston (Feb. 6-March 9, 2019), two plays performed in repertory about modern day descendants of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark struggling to find a way forward in a world where there’s nothing left to discover. The repertory series will be staged in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City.
The season will close with the world premiere of Rabbit/Moon (April 17-May 4, 2019), by Dwayne Blackaller and Matthew Cameron Clark, a love story set on the moon that explores the space between what we think and what we feel.
BCT, founded in 1997, brings new and contemporary plays to Boise’s Cultural District.