Boise Contemporary Theater is gearing up for the world premiere of its newest play about art, sex, the future and the Sawtooth Mountains.
Written by Matthew Cameron Clark and Dwayne Blackaller, The Uncanny Valley follows the lives of a group of eclectic artists living in a small cabin deep in the woods... with their robot. Set in the future, when robots are a normal part of society, Boise theater favorite Stitch Marker plays the group's automaton caretaker, Stanley. Carie Kawa, Tracy Sunderland, Justin Ness and Matthew Cameron Clark are also set to star in the play, which strives to answer one simple question: What does it mean to be human?
Uncanny Valley was partly produced by local businesses, citizens and patrons eager to help Blackaller and Clark's new project. Their first play, A Nighttime Survival Guide, premiered in 2013 to critical and commercial acclaim, selling more tickets than BCT had in its 18-year run.
The play previews Wednesday, April 2-Friday, April 4, before it opens Saturday, April 5, for a 21-day run through the month.