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Passion Play

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm MST

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by Sarah Ruhl

November 14-16 and 20-23, 2019 7:30 pm
November 10 and 17, 2019 2:00 pm
Danny Peterson Theatre

Part of the 2019-2020 Theatre Production Season presenting and celebrating women playwrights.

Advanced tickets available at the Morrison Center for Performing Arts Box Office (208) 426-1100 or online at https://www.ticketmaster.com/boise-state-university-theatre-arts-tickets/artist/2154882


Hailed by The New Yorker’s John Lahr as “extraordinary,” “bold,” and “inventive,” Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play takes us behind the scenes of three very different communities attempting to stage the death and resurrection of Christ.

This intimate epic occurs at the timely intersection of politics and religion. Ruhl dramatizes a community of players rehearsing their annual staging of the Easter Passion in three different eras: 1575 Northern England, just before Queen Elizabeth outlaws the ritual; 1934 Oberammergau, Bavaria, as Hitler is rising to power; and Spearfish, South Dakota, from the time of Vietnam through Reagan’s presidency. In each period, the players grapple with the transformative nature of art, and politics are never far in the background. –Samuel French

“Passion Play” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.