5X5 Reading Series

Catch five plays in the raw, and join a discussion with the actors, directors, and those who bring these remarkable works of art to life.

Join us for the 21st Annual BCT 5X5 Reading Series. New this year – readings at the Flying M Coffeegarage in Nampa as well as at BCT in Boise.


Join us for an early listen to a new play from Idaho native and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winning playwright Samuel D.Hunter (Norway, A Permanent Image, A Bright New Boise, The Whale). What is the modern-day legacy of Lewis and Clark? Who are they 200 years later? What did Western expansion mean? What does it mean now? Join us for one or both of these plays written by one of the country’s most celebrated playwrights


By Samuel D. Hunter

Mon. Apr. 27 at 7pm at BCT

Mon. Apr. 27 at 7pm at BCT in Boise

Tues. Apr. 28 at 7pm at Flying M in Nampa

Tues. Apr. 28 at 7pm at Flying M in Nampa


5X5 West tickets can be picked up at Will Call at Flying M CoffeeGarage under the purchaser’s last name.

A 2014 recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, Samuel D. Hunter’s plays include, The Whale (2013 Drama Desk Award, 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play), A Bright New Boise (2011 Obie Award for Playwriting, 2011 Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), Norway (BCT Co-World Premiere 2011), A Permanent Image (BCT World Premiere 2011) and his newest plays, The Few, A Great Wilderness and Rest. Sam is the winner of a 2012 Whiting Writers Award, the 2013 Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, the 2011 Sky Cooper Prize, and the 2008-2009 PONY Fellowship. His work has been developed at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Seven Devils, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, JAW West, and elsewhere.

Tickets on sale now!
Call the BCT Box Office
(208) 331-9224 x205

BCT: 854 Fulton St. Boise
Flying M Coffeegarage in Nampa:
1314 2nd St. S., Nampa