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The Season of the Witch: Theatre program announces 2022-23 season

Illustrations of a pumpkin, an open hand reaching up and a skull

The Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing announces “The Season of the Witch,” its 2022-23 season that includes performances of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “Afflicted: Daughters of Salem” and “Macbeth.”

Opening night season tickets on sale now

The department invites opening night season ticket holders to a “meet-the-cast” reception with light refreshments following each opening performance. Purchase opening night season tickets on the Morrison Center website.

Boise State students, faculty and staff can receive one free ticket (including opening nights) by showing their Boise State ID card at the Morrison Center box office in advance of the day of the performance they would like to attend. Boise State community members that do not acquire tickets in advance get a discounted rate of $5 at the door.

About the performances

Illustration of a pumpkin as advertising for performances of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the Boise State theatre program opening on Friday, October 14, 2022“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

by John Heimbuch
Opens Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

In the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, stories of wonder and strangeness surround the legend of a mighty headless Hessian. When the humble schoolteacher Ichabod Crane vies for the hand of the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the townsfolk might protest, but ultimately the Horseman decides Ichabod’s fate. This dynamic ensemble-based retelling of the famous Washington Irving short story promises to be a spooktacular, crowd pleasing theatrical event.

Illustration of a hand reaching up as advertising for performances of The Afflicted: Daughters of Salem by the Boise State theatre program opening on Friday, January 27, 2023“Afflicted: Daughters of Salem”

by Laurie Brooks
Opens Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

In 1691 Puritan New England, the people lived in fear and superstition of the devil to the extent of forbidding singing, dancing and amusement of any kind. Five girls coming of age in Salem Village find an ally in enslaved Tituba. Deep in the woods the girls make a pact and build a sisterhood. Among them they form alliances, make and break promises and take power. “Afflicted: Daughters of Salem” tells the story of the Salem accusers and the events that led up to the infamous Salem witch trials. This origin story examines how these teenage girls became accusers that led to Puritans putting 20 people to death for witching.

Illustration of a skull as advertising for performances of Macbeth by the Boise State theatre program opening on Friday, April 7, 2023“Macbeth”

by William Shakespeare
Opens Friday, April 7, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

In this classic Shakespeare tragedy, a prophecy from three witches sends Macbeth on a quest to become King of Scotland. A tale of murder, jealousy, greed and corruption than can only end in a bloodbath of madness and death.

You can purchase opening night season tickets for “The Season of the Witch” on the Morrison Center website.