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New plays highlight Boise Contemporary Theater's 2014-15 season

Boise Contemporary Theater producing artistic director Matthew Cameron Clark continues his mission to create, nurture and produce new plays. This season includes a Tony-nominated play and two world premieres.

The season opens with David Ives' "Venus in Fur," a wickedly smart thriller about sexual power and intrigue. Dates: Oct. 8-Nov. 1.

Next up is "Narwhal! Unicorn of the Sea" by Clark and Dwayne Blackaller. It's the third new play from the writing team that created "A Nighttime Survival Guide" and last season's "The Uncanny Valley." This comedy finds a submarine crew seeking the mysterious and elusive, one-horned leviathan. Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 20.

Then see the world premiere of "Fata Morgana," a play by Jeni Mahoney, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference co-founder and head of New York's Playwrights Horizons writing department. This thriller takes place on the edge of a toxic lake in the Mojave Desert, where Tori and Jack must decide either to stay in the quiet sanctuary they've created for themselves or follow their dreams. The production includes a talking murder of crows created by puppeteer Dwayne Blackaller. Dates: Jan. 28-Feb. 21

The season rounds out with a world premiere play by Michael Baltzell and Michael Hartwell. These two guys are normally behind the scenes building the dynamic, creative sets at BCT and other theaters around the Treasure Valley. Now, they're collaborating on the new play "The Fisherman and his Soul," based on a fairytale by Oscar Wilde. Expect some interesting visual bells and whistles. Dates: April 1-25.

Season extra

Theater and film artist Tracy Sunderland will take you on a "SuperSecretSiteSpecificSomething," a title that is perfectly descriptive of the idea. Sunderland will take you on a journey through story in an immersive theatrical adventure in a location or locations that remain a mystery. All the details be revealed later, Sunderland says. The $20 tickets are available to season subscribers only. Dates: May 13-June 6.

Season Tickets

Early bird deals start at noon May 27 and run through July 1. If you're not a member, it's easy enough to become one. Memberships start at $5.

Early-bird tickets are $105 for all four plays, and $63 for four-play preview and student tickets. Box seats are $157 (general) and $106 (preview) and include wine and appetizers. Purchase season tickets here.

Single Tickets

Single tickets to on sale one month prior to opening. Individual prices are $32 for Fridays-Saturdays, $26 for Wednesdays-Thursdays, $16 for matinees and students with valid ID.

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