HAND TO GOD and More Slated for Boise Contemporary Theater's 2017-18 Season

HAND TO GOD and More Slated for Boise Contemporary Theater's 2017-18 Season

Boise Contemporary Theater has announced its 17|18 Season today, Wednesday, April 19, to coincide with the first preview of The Clean House, the final play in the record-breaking BCT 16|17 Season.

What does a theater do after its best season ever? Stage an even better one. The BCT 17|18 Season lineup includes the most exciting and dynamic array of shows in the theater's history.

BCT Founding Artistic Director Matthew Cameron Clark says, "We are thrilled to announce the 17|18 Season at BCT. We will open with one of the funniest and most twisted shows in Broadway history-who's ready to meet a demonic sock puppet? We will share a boldly theatrical production around the holidays that you can bring your family to see. Right after the New Year, we'll offer a limited-run cabaret written and performed by Hedwig star Adam Enright as a special add-on for our Season Pass holders; and then we'll stage the World Premiere of the winner of the 2017 BCT River Prize! We will close our 22nd Season with a show that's so hot right now that we have to wait a little longer to announce the title while the details of a big New York production are hammered out. 17|18 has 'FUN and EXCITING' written all over it. Join us at the theater to imagine something new."

Here's a look at the BCT 17|18 Season:

Hand to God

By Robert Askins

October 18 - November 4, 2017

Five Tony Award Nominations, including Best Play

A wicked comedy about a sock puppet that turns a small Texas congregation upside down.

"The freshest and funniest Broadway comedy in years... Hand to God is to plays as The Book of Mormon is to musicals." ?Time Out NY

The Storm in the Barn

By Eric Coble

Adapted from the Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan

Music by Hillfolk Noir

December 6 - 23, 2017

Where is the rain hiding? Our young hero Jack and his family are struggling to survive the Dust

Bowl. Can he muster his courage and face the mysterious presence rumbling in the barn? Bring your family and find out!

Season Add-On:

Good Bitch Goes Down

By Adam Enright

January 10 - 20, 2018

The shining star of last season's Hedwig and the Angry Inch makes his triumphant and glittery return to the BCT stage with an original show exploding with stories and songs.

World Premiere and Winner of the 2017 BCT River Prize:

House of Tomorrow

By Cat Crowley

February 21 - March 10, 2018

Outfitted with all the modern conveniences, the Jupiters are a model family living inside the home of tomorrow. But even in this Jetsons-like futurescape, a family's secrets can still tarnish the dazzling sheen of chrome and plastic.

Another Exciting Contemporary Play

To Be Announced Soon!

April 11 - 28, 2018

Our final show of the season has been chosen, but it's so sought-after that we aren't permitted to announce it until after its upcoming New York City production has been finalized. Look for details on our season finale once the ink is dry this summer. It's a brilliant script and we can't wait to share it with you.

The four shows in the 17|18 Mainstage Season run for three weeks, and once again offer previews on the first Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each run. Opening nights are returning to the first Saturday of each run. The Add-On cabaret by Adam Enright will run for two weeks, including one preview. New for 2017! All Wednesday and Thursday evening performances start at 7 pm. All other evening performances start at 8 pm, with 2 pm matinees on the last two Saturdays of each run and two special Friday matinees for The Storm in the Barn on Dec. 15 and 22.

Season Ticket early-bird pricing and early-bird member priority reservations runs April 19 - May 15. Season Passes start at $56 for students, which include Fridays and Saturdays; $78 for Preview Passes, good for all Wednesday, Thursday and Friday previews; $92 for Standard Passes, good for Wednesdays, Thursdays, Previews and Saturday matinees; and $135 for Premium Passes, which include Fridays and Saturdays. Preview, Standard and Premium Box Seat Passes are also available for all shows. Add-on tickets for Enright's Good Bitch Goes Down are available for Season Pass holders at $35 for adults and $20 for students. The 5X5 Reading Series and Children's Reading Series 5-Show Passes are each $50 for adults and $30 for students and children.

The BCT Buddy System is returning. When you purchase your Season Passes, you'll have the option to gift an identical Buddy Pass to a friend for a free season of theater at BCT, as long as that person has not been a season ticket holder in the past and is not a member of your household. This is an incredible 2-for-1 deal for EACH Season Pass purchased and is a wonderful way to give the gift of theater to your friends and family.

In addition to the 17|18 Season lineup, BCT is offering an updated tiered membership program with new incentives that include program recognition, a members-only reservation period, behind-the-scenes access, and much more. Visit BCTheater.org for more information.

17|18 Season Passes and Memberships are available for sale beginning at 10 am on Wednesday, April 19 by calling the BCT Box Office at (208) 331-9224, visiting BCT at 854 Fulton Street, or online at BCTheater.org. Box Office hours are 10 am - 2 pm Monday through Friday. If you call and cannot get through, leave a message and BCT will return your call within 24 hours. You can also email BCT Box Office Manager John Adkins with your order at ja@bctheater.org.

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