Performing Arts

Date and details may change, in accord with local and Federal health guidelines.

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The Memo, by Václev Havel

October 29 – November 15, 2020

Translation by Paul Wilson
Directed by Susan Coromel

Office life turns upside-down when it is forced to adopt a new language called Ptydepe, a “Newspeak” that is one part efficiency, one part goobledygook! This absurdist farce, set in a socially-distanced landscape, looks directly at how we control words – and how they control us. Staged with a COVID-safe environment, including PPE – "Facemask as fashion!"

PERFORMANCES

Thurs - Sat, 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees at 2 pm.
Shows will be broadcast live online using YouTube secured system.
Tickets go on sale Monday, October 12, 2020.  

The Memo is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
 

bright new boiseA Bright New Boise, by Samuel D. Hunter

Livestream: March 10 – 14, 2021
Recorded Broadcast: March 19 – 28, 2021

Directed by Jonathan Cole

The Rapture has begun...in the break room of a Hobby Lobby in Idaho! Winner of the 2011 Obie Award for playwriting, Hunter brings a fresh voice to the stage, veering from laugh-out-loud comedy to deep introspection of beliefs in faith, business and family. 

PERFORMANCES

Wed - Sat, 7:30 pm. Sunday matinee at 2 pm.
Shows will be broadcast live online using YouTube secured system. 
Recorded performances with subtitles online anytime, March 19-28. 

A Bright New Boise is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
 

cradle will rockThe Cradle Will Rock

A play in music in ten scenes
Music, lyrics, and book by Marc Blitzstein

Online performances

April 29 – May 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm
May 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Department of Music, Dramatic Vocal Arts
Directed by Katherine Skovira

Fusing parodies of Bach and Beethoven with jazz and pop music forms, The Cradle Will Rock is a savage powerhouse musical that confronts capitalism, racism, corruption, and bigotry. With its composer at the piano, the 1937 premiere was itself an act of defiance against censorship, an answer to Bertolt Brecht’s blazing suggestion: “Why don’t you write a piece about all kinds of prostitution — the press, the church, the courts, the arts, the whole system?”

PERFORMANCES

Thurs - Sat, 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees at 2 pm.
Shows will be broadcast live online using Deck 10 Media secured system. 

Presented under license from European American Music Corporation on behalf of Christopher Davis and the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc.
 

moving forwardMoving Forward • Screendance

Online performances

April 30 - May 9, 2021

Faith Morrison, Artistic Director

Into the new world of dance! Screendance, combining dance and cinema, is a new visual language of movement that adapts to our changing tastes and modern challenges. Student choreographers join dance faculty in an evening of choreography exploring the process of moving through uncertain times. Join us for this all-online evening of venturous work and expanding media.

PERFORMANCES

Shows will be broadcast live online using YouTube secured system.

 

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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
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