SUMMER READING SERIES
Summer Reading Series… come out to play! Hear intriguing new works straight off the page, and experience that magic of storytelling without full sets, costumes, or props. Exercise your imagination as you soak up the warm summer sun and enjoy an evening of theater in a casual and laid-back fashion in Boise’s beautiful outdoors, featuring some of Boise’s finest talent, and some of the hottest new scripts. Then discuss these remarkable stories with the actors, directors, and playwrights who breathe life into them.
We’re excited for another reading of The Weir by Conor McPherson while we piKINic! KIN will be open for food and drinks beginning at 5 pm and the show starts at 6. The majority of available seating is on KIN’s grassy hillside, so be sure to bring a blanket or low-back chair. All seating is first-come, first-served -though priority for patio seating will be given to those with accessibility needs.
The Weir by Conor McPherson
“In a remote country pub in Ireland… with the wind whistling outside” a cantankerous, haunted bachelor, a quick-witted, kind mechanic, and a lonely, empathetic bartender are swapping blarney in their local pub when their flirty rich friend Fin walks in with Valerie, an attractive Dublin lass who has a wee look of sadness and a story of her own to tell. Enjoy an evening of ghost stories under the stars.
Join us in the Simplot Base Area at Bogus Basin for food drink and storytelling. A glorious backdrop just above Boise.
by Conor McPherson
“In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there. With the wind whistling outside, what starts out as blarney soon darkens as the tales drift into the realm of the supernatural. Then, Valerie reveals a startling story of her own…”
Reading begins at 7 pm, please arrive no later than 6 pm if you wish to purchase food and beverages on site, food is available until 6:45.
Tickets are General Admission only and are $15 each, tax included. All ticket purchases subject to a $3.00 per order fee. Will Call will not be available at this performance, so please arrive with a “Print at Home” or digital version of your ticket found in your confirmation email.
A play by Joshua Harmon
Sheila Hennesey as Sherri – Sheila Hennessey is a Boise native who happily moved home in 2018 and leads fundraising for BCT as Director of Development. She appeared in BCT’s The Show on the Roof and in several BCT readings. Sheila holds an MFA in Classical Acting from the Shakespeare Theater Co. in Washington DC. Her work has ranged from black box spaces to the stage of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra hall, from Shakespeare to brand-new plays. Film/TV credits include The Wire; Homicide: Life on the Street; America’s Most Wanted; Hallmark Hall of Fame; and Days of Our Lives.
Jeremy Kendall as Bill – Jeremy has been acting professionally for over 30 years. Favorite roles include Hamlet, Samuel in the indie feature Lilith and Violet Bick in the one man show This Wonderful Life. (Mr. Potter was a close 2nd.) Peace!
Davey Collins as Charlie – Davey Collins (he/him) is so excited to be back with his buddies at BCT. He loves this place, and is an ardent believer in the endless wonder and bravery of creatives in this region. Previous credits: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (BCT); Stuart Little, The Magician’s Nephew (ITY); Small Matters, Another Agatha at Treefort 2021 (Migration Theory).
Marissa Price as Ginnie – Marissa Price is a Boise-born actress who spent some artistically formative years acting in Seattle before returning to her hometown to start a family. A self-described Jill-of-All-Trades, Marissa is an actress, mother, clothing designer, real estate agent, craftaholic, fitness fan, and all-around maker-of-things. She hopes tonight’s performance of Admissions makes you smile, squirm, and subscribe to BCT!
Patti O’Hara as Roberta – Patti has laughed, cried, sung, and died on community and professional stages in Wisconsin, Illinois, and for the past 18 years, beautiful Boise. What a privilege and a pleasure to be working on this wonderfully uncomfortable play prepared in the capable hands of BCT. Offstage, Patti dabbles in commercials and film and teaches Story Story Studios.
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by Adam Rapp