For many years I’ve felt that the theater is the closest thing to a church most people will ever encounter. It is one of the last places that exist where a person is invited in, with open arms, and asked - just for an hour or two - to put away what they carry with them and actively practice empathy. A practice that is so deeply, unfathomably important. One that opens us up to a world that is so much larger and more loving and incomprehensible than the one we’re told we live in.
...fits both the space and the mission of Boise Contemporary Theater like a bespoke glove. It’s staging and story fills the old seed warehouse to its brim: a drama performed in astral dance of a service. The confessions, testimonies, confrontations, all unfold in the style of a church service...
I grew up in a church like the one presented on stage… I walked into a familiar landscape tonight and was so beyond touched to see such a real struggle in front of me. One I’ve had. One my mother confronted as her father was dying. One exceedingly difficult to grapple with.
This is the kind of work that sits with you for years, sneaking up unexpectedly to make you reconsider, long after the show has closed. This is the kind of work that I want to be a part of. Tonight made me feel just how much I miss the theater and how much I appreciate the work that you are bringing to us. It is a gift to create this kind of show. It is a gift to all of us who get to sit in the question and the hurt and the struggle.
by Lynn Nottage
January 31 - February 17, 2024
Run Time: ~90 minutes
“I have a powerful urge to communicate with you, but I find the distance between us insurmountable.”
“At Clyde’s, sandwiches aren’t just convenient meals served at lunch and dinner; they tell stories, hold truths, and nourish dreams… the drama blossoms into a poignant story about worker solidarity and the meaning of second chances, loaded with laugh-out-loud funny jokes.”
“…flavor-bomb of a comedy about survival, second chances, and digesting whatever life serves up… a subversion of familiar genres, including drawing room comedy and workplace drama, and the value judgments conventionally inherent to them. By nature of her composition, Nottage also questions which sorts of rooms and people have previously been considered worthy of sustained attention.”
Wednesday & Thursday – 7:00 pm
Friday & Saturday – 8:00 pm
Saturday Matinee – 2:00 pm
Special Performance Dates
Wed, Jan 31, 2024 – Fri, Feb 2, 2024
Pay What You Want Night:
Wed, Jan 31, 2024
First Thursday Happy Hour:
5-6 pm, Thu, Feb 1, 2024
Sat, Feb 3, 2024
Wed, Feb 7, 2024
Sat, Feb 10, 2024, & on Fri, Feb 16, 2024
Sat, Feb 17, 2024
Content and Stage Effects Advisory
BCT does not proactively offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.
If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 208.331.9224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
22|23 Preview Performances
(First Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday prior to Opening Night)
All Seats – $28
22|23 Regular Performances
Section A – $45
Section B – $38
Section C – $32
22|23 Student Tickets
As part of our commitment to keeping theater accessible to everyone, we will continue to offer discounted students tickets to anyone with a valid Student ID. Student Tickets are valid in any available seating area.
All Student Seats – $18
*Prices do not include applicable taxes and fees
Seating prices are based
on where you sit.
Seats are divided into 4 sections:
Section A, Section B, Section C,
and the BCT BOX.
All seating prices will be based on the Section where your tickets are located regardless of day.
Click on the seating chart below to see the seating sections.
*Preview Performances and Student Tickets will be continue to be priced at a single discounted rate and will not be seated according to section.