Kids BW Art Contest
Attention budding elementary-aged artists: BW is releasing our first ever Kids' Boise Weekly and we want your art on the cover. Imagine seeing your own crayon creation or marker masterpiece plastered on refrigerators around the state. Entries can be in any size or medium and must include name, contact information, age and school. All entries must be submitted before Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. The KBW runs as an insert in our Oct. 22 issue and will include stories, calendars and games for the little guys.
Submit to: Kids Cover Contest, Boise Weekly, 523 Broad St., Boise, ID, 83702.
Recycle A Glow
The guys at WorldAglow in Garden City have finally completed their ambitious Recycle Project after one year and 3,000 pounds of can-crushing craziness. Tim Doane and Mike Gudgus asked their friends and associates to donate their used cans to bring attention to the billions of dollars that are thrown into the dump when aluminum cans aren't recycled. The cans are currently housed in 6-foot-tall mesh letters that spell out the word "RECYCLE." If nobody purchases the sculpture, the duo will take all of the cans to be recycled and donate the money raised to the breast cancer unit at St. Luke's.
Doane and Gudgus originally planned to haul the sculpture to Burning Man, but decided fuel costs were too high to attend. Instead, they attached solar Christmas lights to the sculpture and displayed at Hyde Park Street Fair.
To inquire about purchasing the sculpture, contact Tim or Mike at 208-424-6669, or visit worldaglow.com.
Boise State Theater Season
Boise State's Department of Theatre Arts has announced the four plays it will premiere for the 2008-2009 season. Each play is comprised of student actors, costume designers and set designers and will take place in the Morrison Center's recently renamed Danny Peterson Theatre, formerly known as Stage II.
The first play, Tragedy: A Tragedy by Will Eno is a comedy set in the shadow of the apocalypse where the sun has set and might never rise again. Local news reporters comment vapidly on everyday banalities like who left their sprinklers on and whose horse is running loose. In deadpan Colbert Report style, one anchor comments, "It's the worst world in the world here tonight."
Eno is a contemporary playwright known for his absurd commentaries on the human condition, and his play Thom Pain: Based on Nothing was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. The New York Times pegged Eno "a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation." Tragedy: A Tragedy will open Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and run Oct. 3-4 and 8-11 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 5 and noon at 2 p.m.
Also, coming up in November, the Boise State theater department will perform A Dream Play by Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The play originally premiered in 1907 and follows Agnes, daughter of the god Indra, on a surrealist journey that explores concepts like materialism and human suffering. The play shrugs off the more traditional cause-and-effect narrative for a dreamy structure in which settings change and characters merge without notice. A Dream Play has been adapted by Caryl Churchill and runs Nov. 13-15 and 19-22 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m.
Next spring will bring Stephen Schwartz's iconic 1970s musical Pippin on March 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. Closing up the school year is Moliere's 17th century romantic comedy, The School for Wives that will run April 16-18, 22-25 at 7:30 p.m., and April 20 and 26 at 2 p.m.
Tickets for all plays except Pippin are $15 general and $12 for students who do not attend Boise State, Boise State alumni and seniors. Tickets for Pippin are $18/$15. Full-time Boise State students, faculty and staff receive one free ticket by visiting the Student Union Info Desk. For more information, call 208-426-3957 or visit theatre.boisestate.edu.