Saturday, October 17, 2009


  • Oct. 21: Company of Fools presents The Syringa Tree, a one-woman show about the love between two families, one black and one white, who share a house and whose children grow up together under apartheid in 1960s South Africa. The show runs Oct. 21-22, 28-29, and Nov. 4-5 at 7:00, Oct. 23-24, 30-31 and Nov. 6-7 at 8:00, and Oct. 25, and Nov. 1 and 8 at The Liberty Theatre on Main Street in Hailey.
  • Oct. 23 and 24: The Boise Philharmonic and guest pianist Kevin Cole present a concert of several selections by George Gershwin and Leroy Anderson at 8:00 Oct. 23 at the Swayne Auditorium at Northwest Nazarene University and at 8:00 Oct. 24 at the Morrison Center at Boise State University.
  • Oct. 23: Starlight Mountain Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors, a musical about a carnivorous plant named Audrey II, at 7:30 Oct. 23-24 and 30-31 and Nov. 7 and 13-14 and at midnight Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at The Star Theatre at 1851 Century Way.
  • Now through Oct. 24: Stage Coach Theatre presents Art of Murder, a thriller about an eccentric painter, his accomplished wife, and his plans to do away his art dealer. The show runs Oct. 17-18 and 22-24 at 7:30 Thursday, 8:15 Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 Sunday at the theater at Orchard and Overland in the Hillcrest Shopping Center.
  • Oct. 30 and Nov. 1: Opera Idaho presents Gounod's Faust, the tale of a man who makes a deal with the devil, at 7:30 Oct. 30 and 2:30 Nov. 1 at the South Junior High auditorium.
  • Oct. 31: Humorist David Sedaris will give a reading of his works at 7:30 at the Morrison Center at Boise State University.
  • Now through Oct. 31: Boise Little Theater presents The Mousetrap, an Agatha Christie tale of a group of strangers staying at a remote, snowed-in cabin, when a murder takes place and the guests have to determine who the murderer is. The show runs Oct. 17, 22-24 and 29-31 at 7:30 Thursdays and 8:00 Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2:00 Oct. 25 and 31 at the theater on Fort Street just off Broadway Ave.
  • Now through Oct. 31: Music Theatre of Idaho presents the musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast at 7:30 Oct. 23-24 and 29-31 and 1:30 Oct. 24 and 31 at the Nampa Civic Center.
  • Now through Oct. 31: Prairie Dog Productions presents Tales from the DorkSide 17-18, 23-25 and 30-31 at 7:15 Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 Sundays at 3820 Cassia St.
  • Now through Nov. 8: Boise Art Museum exhibits sculpture by Ann Weber called Corrugated. The pieces are made from cardboard, are woven into giant gourd-like spires, and are up to 16 feet tall.
  • Now through Nov. 7: Boise Contemporary Theater presents The Pavilion, a show about a man and his high school sweetheart who split up years ago and are meeting again at their 20th reunion. The show runs Oct. 21-24, 28-31 and Nov. 4-7 at 8:00 Wednesday through Saturday and 2:00 Saturdays at the theater on Fulton Street.
  • Now through Nov. 14: Knock 'Em Dead Dinner Theatre presents the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music about a would-be nun who becomes governess to seven children around the time of the Nazi invasion of Austria. The show runs Oct. 22-24, 29-31 and Nov. 5-7 and 12-14 at 7:00 Thursdays and 8:00 Fridays and Saturdays at the theater on Ninth Street between Front and Myrtle. Dinner is served at 7:00 Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Now through Nov. 15: Boise Art Museum presents Kid Stuff, an exhibit of art geared toward children by artists Deborah Barrett, Alexander Calder, Michael Corney, Benjamin Jones, Marianne Kolb, Marilyn Lanfear, David Gillhooley, Marilyn Lysohir, Renda Palmer and others.
  • Now through March 14: Boise Art Museum presents Patchwork, a collection of quilts from the early 1800s through the mid-20th century.

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