Welcome to the BCT 5X5 Reading Series! 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.
Monday evenings at 7 pm on the BCT Mainstage: Jan. 30 + Feb. 27 + Mar. 13 + Apr. 24 + May 8
Or, call the BCT Box Office at 208 331-9224 and we’ll process your order for you. Recommended for ages 18+.
BCT 2017 5X5 Reading Series
By Dwayne Blackaller and Matthew Cameron Clark
May 8 @ 7 pm
More than 200,000 miles from home in a place called the Sea of Clouds, NASA Commander Rebecca Stuart is losing contact with the world. One of her crew members, Will Lundon, has been stranded across the sea and has begun the forty-five mile trek back to the lunar lander that will take him safely home. The sun has set, and in the darkness of the lunar night, Stuart and London find themselves struggling to reconcile an impossible truth. A play about ancient myths and modern marvels, of records and revolution, of sound and the space between us. Sometimes your only lifeline is a story.
Readings: $12 | $8 for students
Series Passes: $50 | $30 for students
PREVIOUS 5X5 READINGS IN THE 2017 SEASON:
By Duncan Macmillan
January 30 @ 7 pm
The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas — the seas themselves aren’t calm — and one couple is considering having a child. Lungs is a smart, funny drama that follows a couple through their relationship as they grapple with family and change, happenstance, and the ways we hurt and heal the ones we love.
“…Brutally honest, funny, edgy and current. It gives voice to a generation for whom uncertainty is a way of life…” — The Guardian
Collective Rage: A Play in Five Boops
By Jen Silverman
February 27 @ 7 pm
Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. And Betty keeps using a hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she’s never examined. Five different women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “thea-tah.” Explicit language.
By Nick Payne
March 13 @ 7 pm
A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with a woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but his love for his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysteries into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions.
She Kills Monsters
By Qui Nguyen
April 24 @ 7 pm
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters is a high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture from acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen.