By William Dean Howells - adapted by Dano Madden and Jenny Sternling
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2pm
There was a little girl who loved Christmas very, very much—all the presents, Santa Claus bringing all those presents, candy, more candy, more presents, and, as her Mum says, the magic of giving. She loved it so much, in fact, that the little girl wished for Christmas to come every day! And so, the girl embarks on a letter writing campaign to The Christmas Fairy, the most underappreciated of all the holiday icons (it’s always Santa this and Ghost of Christmas Past that), begging that her wish be granted. Impressed by the girl’s stellar punctuation—people just don’t write letters like they used to—The Fairy agrees: from now until forever, it shall be Christmas every day! At first, nonstop Christmas is exciting and fun for everyone, but serious trouble soon begins, and the girl realizes that no wish comes without great cost. With the help of The Christmas Fairy, the little girl finds the courage to set things right and discovers, at last, what the magic of Christmas truly means.
ONE SNOWY NIGHT
By Charles Way
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2pm
In an isolated part of Iceland at the beginning of the last century, winter still has its grip on the land. When Mother declares that she must travel to a safer place to have her new baby, Father leaves Nonni to stay home and look after his favorite sheep, Gullbra. With Mother and Father away, Nonni and the dog Titla are left to guard Gullbra. But when a terrible storm descends, Gullbra runs off into the snowy wastes. Nonni and Titla follow and an amazing event occurs- suddenly the boy and dog can understand each other perfectly. Their journey in search of Gullbra leads them into an extraordinary landscape, both real and metaphorical, where Trolls of fire and ice lay in wait.
By Eric Coble based on Matt Phelan’s graphic novel
Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2pm
Dry winds sweep across the plains. The dust swirls and smothers. Without hope, folks rely on tenacity and superstition to see them through. Can one small boy save the town? Eleven-year-old Jack and his family struggle to survive the Dust Bowl. With no clouds on the horizon, the future is grim. Bullied, not big enough to work, and a disappointment to his father, Jack feels useless in the face of hardship – until he discovers a sinister figure with a face like a thunderstorm. Is it just “dust dementia?” Or has he found a way to pull the town out of desperation?
The Storm in the Barn is written by nationally-recognized playwright, Eric Coble, based on the award-wining graphic novel by Matt Phelan (Scott O’Dell award for historical fiction, an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book selection, and a 2012 Oregon Readers Choice Award nominee).
The Children’s Reading Series (CRS) is a beloved BCT program that presents the best of contemporary children’s theater in a creative environment that is accessible to audience members of all ages. Drawing on one of the oldest traditions in theater, “hearing a play”, audience members will experience professional actors bringing engaging stories to life. BCT’s Children’s Reading Series is directed by the very talented Dwayne Blackaller.
Sponsored by: St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and Idaho Urologic Institute
If you have any questions please call BCT at 331-9224 x205
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Child/Student: $15 Adult: $30
Call (208) 331-9224 x205 to purchase tickets.
Single Tickets: Child/Student: $8 Adult $12
NOTE: If you purchased a single ticket to JABBERWOCKY and would like to buy a ticket for the entire series you may deduct the cost of that single ticket from the cost of a series ticket. Just call Kymm in the Box Office, 331-9224 x205, and she will be able to help.
How long are the performances?
Not more than 90 minutes and there will be an intermission with treats available.
Do I have to accompany my child or can I drop him off?
Yes, all children must be accompanied by an adult.