Friday, May 30, 2008


All times are p.m. unless specified otherwise.

  • Now through June 7: Boise Little Theater's production of The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon at the theater on Fort Street. Show dates are May 31 and June 1 and 4-7; times are 2:00 Sunday, 7:30 Wednesday and 8:00 all other days.
  • Now through June 7: Prairie Dog Productions continues its productions of The Sword of Zerro! or, From Z to Shining Z at the theater on Cassia Street. If you guessed "parody of Zorro," you guessed right. Show dates are May 10-11, 16-18, 23-24 and 30-31 and June 6-7; evening shows start at 7:15 and Sunday matinees are at 2:00.
  • June 7: The Idaho Shakespeare Festival opens its first play of the season, All's Well that Ends Well, at 8:00 at the amphitheater on Warm Springs. The romantic comedy about a woman determined to track down her husband in war-torn Europe continues June 8, 17-18, 21-22, and 26-27, and July 1-2, 5, and 17-18. Times are 8:00 Tuesday-Saturday and 7:00 Sunday.
  • Now through June 14: Stage Coach Theatre's production of Moon Over the Brewery at the theater in Hillcrest Shopping Center at Orchard and Overland. The play is about a 13-year-old girl and her imaginary friend and their efforts to sabotage her mom's dates with new boyfriends. (I sat in on part of a rehearsal and I thought the girl playing the lead was well cast -- she displays a good acting range and seems comfortable with her character.) Show dates are May 31 and June 5-8 and 12-14; times are 7:30 Thursday, 8:15 Friday-Saturday and 2:00 Sunday.
  • Now through June 14: Knock 'em Dead Dinner Theater is producing Jake's Women, a Neil Simon comedy, at the theater on Ninth Street. Show dates are May 10, 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31 and June 5-7 and 12-14; times are 7:00 Thursdays, 7:00 for dinner Fridays and Saturdays and 8:00 without dinner Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Now through June 22: The Boise Art Museum is displaying Marsden Hartley's modern artwork, much of which are semi-abstract pieces based on the American Southwest, and Andrea Merrell's installation Measure of Man, which includes her interpretations of 14th century Italian fresco murals.
  • Now through June 26: The 29th Annual Idaho Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition is held at the Student Union Gallery at Boise State University.
  • June 13: Opera Idaho hosts Opera Under the Stars at 7:00 at the Idaho Botanical Gardens. The resident singers will be performing hits from the Met and Broadway.
  • June 14: The Idaho Shakespeare Festival opens The Crucible, Arthur Miller's play about the Salem witch trials. It continues June 15, 19-20, 24-25 and 28-29 and July 3-4, 19-20 and 22-23. Times are 8:00 Tuesday-Saturday and 7:00 Sunday.
  • June 14: The Boise Art Museum opens a new exhibit by Gerri Sayler called Ad Infinitum. It consists of more than 900 glistening strands of sculpted hot glue.

This is my second week of a new job, and they're keeping me pretty busy. I'll try to keep doing posts as regularly as I can -- hopefully at least a roundup (preferably by mid-day Friday) and one other post each week.

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