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 Lauren Gunderson
April 17 - May 4, 2024
Run Time: ~90 minutes
A true story exploring a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries and the women’s suffrage movement. When 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt joined a group of women “computers” at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours,” women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Like Scientific progress, social progress can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications. Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers’ dedication forever changed how we understand the heavens and Earth.
Commissioned and first produced by South Coast Repertory with support from the Elizabeth George Foundation.
“I have a powerful urge to communicate with you, but I find the distance between us insurmountable.”
“…SILENT SKY could act as a simple reminder of what a pleasant, thought-provoking evening at the theater ought to look like. It’s a lively, funny, accessible play that’s alive with interesting ideas.”
Wednesday & Thursday – 7:00 pm
Friday & Saturday – 8:00 pm
Saturday Matinee – 2:00 pm
Special Performance Dates
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 – Fri, Apr 19, 2024
Pay What You Want Night:
Wed, Apr 17, 2024
Sat, Apr 20, 2024
Wed, Apr 24, 2024
Sat, Apr 27, 2024, & Fri, May 3, 2024
First Thursday Happy Hour:
5-6 pm, Thu, May 2, 2024
Sat, May 4, 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 email@example.com.
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
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on where you sit.
Seats are divided into 4 sections:
Section A, Section B, Section C,
and the BCT BOX.
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*Preview Performances and Student Tickets will be continue to be priced at a single discounted rate and will not be seated according to section.