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First Thursday: BCT Children's Play at Boise Public Library

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Boise Contemporary Theater presents The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, a story about one Thanksgiving that got all fowled up.

When young Arthur Bobwicz is sent to the butcher to pick up his family's Thanksgiving turkey, he discovers all of the turkeys are already gone. As he tries to figure out what to do, he meets the strange Professor Mazzocchi, who is happy to sell him a bird. Not just any bird though: Arthur brings home Henrietta, a 266-pound chicken.

"They become friends," said Justin Ness, who directs and performs in the staged reading, "and hilarity ensues."

The free First Thursday performance of the 90-minute-long play, featuring four original songs and a short intermission, starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Boise Public Library William F. Hayes Memorial Auditorium.