Welcome to the BCT 5X5 Reading Series, sponsored by FLYING M COFFEE!
Experience five intriguing new plays straight off the page, and imagine the visual world without sets, costumes or props. Let your creativity fill in the blanks. Then join a discussion with the actors, directors and playwrights who bring these remarkable works of art to life.
BCT 2018 5X5 Reading Series
Monday evenings at 7 pm on the BCT Mainstage:
Jan. 22 + Feb. 26 + Mar. 19 + Apr. 16 + May 7, 2018
Purchase your 2018 5X5 5-Reading Series Pass HERE!
Or, call the BCT Box Office at 208 331-9224.
Recommended for ages 17+.
Sing to Me Now
By Iris Dauterman
The Greek muse of epic poetry breaks down and hires a human girl as an intern when she gets overwhelmed with her workload. In a modern mythological world, where dreams and ideas are tangible things, both gods and humans have to learn their own limitations and explore the place of the artist in a chaotic world. With equal wit and heart, Sing to Me Now explores the balance between a woman’s work, art, and the value of her relationships.
With Love and a Major Organ
By Julia Lederer
A woman on a Toronto subway falls in love with a man who has a paper heart. Why is it that we are ever more connected and yet we have never felt more alone? Love and a Major Organ is an eccentric, edgy comedy about what it costs to give your heart away, and what happens when you discover you actually have one.
By Tira Palmquist
Emma Phelps is a paleoclimatologist, focusing on ice in Greenland. In drilling and studying ice core samples, she sees firsthand the symptoms of our changing planet, which makes the need to act all the more crucial and urgent. In addition to her growing sense of urgency for the planet, Emma, as a recent widow, experiences grief that compounds itself with each passing month. Now she’s been asked to come to Washington D.C. to testify in a Senate Committee regarding climate change legislation, and in this intersection of science and politics, of politics and the personal, she finds more than just a little is breaking up under the strain of change.
By Will Eno
What are we here for? Is time a friend or an enemy? Do we all eventually end up in the same place, but take different routes to get there? This funny, moving, and thought-provoking new play by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno challenges the notion of what really matters and recognizes the importance of life’s simple pleasures. (All of which might sound dreary, but there’s a chance this will be a really good experience.)
Past readings this season:
By Isabella D’Esposito
Commander Georgia Lawson is orbiting Neptune in complete isolation—except for her robot, Andy. But when Andy’s capabilities begin to exceed its own design, Georgia’s mission hurdles dangerously off course, putting them directly in the path of an alien on the run. Can Georgia set aside her mission and set them all on a course to survival? Or will they be lost in space forever?