When it comes to exploring the human psyche, few art forms do it better than live theater. Be it slapstick comedy or harrowing tragedy, the play's the thing when it comes to showing the spectrum of human existence.
Boise audiences can take their pick of either end of the scale thanks to two plays opening Friday, May 24, at Boise community theaters.
Boise Little Theater gets things rolling with George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's musical comedy Company. The play tells the story of Robert, a 35-year-old bachelor who introduces audiences to his married friends through a series of vignettes as he considers finding someone with whom to spend his life.
Company runs Friday, May 24-Saturday, May 25, as well as the three consecutive weekends. The curtain for the first weekend of the show rises at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $5-$12.50. Visit the website for more show dates and times.
Stage Coach Theatre is taking the serious track with Veronica's Room, a thriller by Ira Levin. In this tale, the Mackeys—caretakers for the Brabissant family—conscript a student, Susan, to impersonate Veronica Brabissant, the deceased daughter of the family, to give solace to the last living Brabissant. As Susan immerses herself in the role of Veronica, the distinction between herself and the woman she plays begins to fade. Is she Susan the student or Veronica pretending to be Susan?
The show runs Friday, May 24-Saturday, May 25, and continues through the next two weekends. Shows the opening weekend start at 8:15 p.m. and tickets cost $15. Visit the website for more show dates and times.