ALLEY REPERTORY THEATER presents PLAYS FROM THE ALLEY
ALLEY REPERTORY THEATER
PLAYS FROM THE ALLEY
The second annual reading series by local and national emerging playwrights
Every Monday in July
doors 6:30, show 7:30
Picnics are welcome! NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES ALLOWED!!!!
Plays from the Alley showcases four new works from emerging playwrights in Boise and beyond. Through dramatic stage readings, audiences experience the power of new voices and creativity-in-process, with the opportunity to share their feedback on survey forms and in post-reading talkbacks. Playwrights get the chance to develop and present their new scripts with well-known and emerging actors, directors and other talent.
On JULY 5, Boise-based PHIL ATLAKSON presents "The Primordial State of Every Single Thing." His play follows a happily married couple distressed to learn that their only son has taken a 2D loverÃÃ,Â¢"a video-game Anime character, embodied in the form of a body pillow. Bringing their son back to reality proves trickier than they first imagine when every attempt to save him only brings them face to face with the fantasies at the heart of their own marriage.
On JULY 12, Boise-based EVAN SESEK presents "Champagne Breakfast." His play focuses on Greg and Jake, 20-something friends in Boise with a shared love for the same girl, Kirsten, who becomes the center of a double-crossing tug-of-war that culminates in Jake and Kirsten ditching Greg for Italy. When the friends are forced to face each other five years after, can they carry the weight of unforgivable betrayal?
On JULY 19, Los Angeles-based MARY STEELSMITH presents "Isaac, I Am." Her play, a Helford Prize winner, is set in the world of cyber chat rooms and instant messaging. The main character Angela finds herself torn between a budding real life romance and a darker online relationship with a family seemingly bent on its own destruction. Eventually, Angela's dual worlds of reality and virtual-ity began to blur together, until her computer life threatens to devour her whole.
On JULY 26, Nampa-based JEF PETERSON presents "The Apple Doesn't Fall." His play follows Marza Hansen as she returns to her childhood home after 20 years, hoping to revisit happy childhood memories and share them with her husband and daughters. Instead she finds her own family is falling to pieces. Marza, once the glue that held them together, suddenly becomes the family pariah, showing that no matter how hard we try to escape our past, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
An Alley New Works production.
Learn more at www.alleyrep.org.
Visual Arts Collective
3638 Osage Street
Garden City / Boise, ID 83714
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|