“It’s finally here,” says organizer Deborah Hertzog. For more that two years this fan of community theater has worked to found and kick start the Idaho Association of Community Theatre or I-ACT, the state's affiliate of the American Association of Community Theatre, a national organization that helps theaters connect, communicate and share resources.
It also facilitates theater festivals that seek to elevate production quality and offer a chance to see performances by some of the best theaters in the country.
The Idaho festival will happen in two sessions: 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Boise State Special Events Center, 1910 University Drive.
Four Idaho community theaters will each present 1 hour-adaptations of a play it produced during the past season. The performances will be adjudicated by Idaho Shakespeare Festival Managing Director Mark Hofflund, Broadway producer Laura Little and Timberline High drama teacher Tara Sullivan.
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2 p.m.: "Be a Good Little Widow" form Daisy's Madhouse, Boise
3:30 p.m.: "Little Red Riding Hood" from Encore Theatre Company, Nampa/Caldwell
7 p.m.: "The Last Five Years" from The Modern Theatre, Coeur d'Alene / Spokane
8:30 p.m. "Twas the Night Before Christmas" from Boise Little Theater
Acting and production awards will be presented at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 to attend both sessions, $10 for one. Click here to purchase.
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