If Shakespeare isn't quite your thing, and you crave something more contemporary to satiate that theater appetite, head to Visual Arts Collective and check out the Alley Repertory's Plays from the Alley. This summer's reading series showcases local up-and-coming playwrights by premiering their new scripts to Treasure Valley play-goers.
Performances are directed by local theater professionals and delivered by local actors, both established and emerging. Monday's reading is the last of three plays in the series, Jason Haskins' Solace.
According to the press release, the play will be a dark, wintery repose from the searing summer heat:
"John brings his fiance Melissa back to the family home for Christmas to meet his quirky, sharp-edged and dark relatives. Old demons arise as son confronts father about the solace he's never found in his family."
After the reading, audience members are invited to provide feedback about the play in a discussion with the director, actors and the playwright.