For decades, the grin of Boise's skyline was missing a tooth thanks to the pit on the corner of Eighth and Main streets, where many a developer tried—and failed—to make their marks on the city.
Even though a highrise is now climbing its way out of the pit, the Boise Hole has become a phantom limb of the city's psyche.
Riffing off the City of Trees' quirks is the viciously satirical play from Alley Repertory Theater, Voices From the Boise Hole 2. Staged at Visual Arts Collective Wednesday, April 17-Saturday, April 20, the play is rife with inside jokes transforming our city's flaws into humor that only locals would understand.
Seven talented actors play more than 14 roles, all poking fun at Boise's kooky characters and reminding us to embrace our homestead in all its glory (or lack thereof).
Observations about politicians, protesters, workers and goofs have given birth to this clever play, written by fellow Boiseans and award-winning writers Jason Haskins and Evan Sesek.
Dish out what you think the play deserves—all performances are pay-what-you-want. The 21-and-older event features a raffle every night of the performance for a chance to take home some locally sourced prizes. Doors open at 7 p.m. before each performance.