Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl


Danny Peterson Theatre, Morrison Center Building
2201 Caesar Chavez Drive
Boise, ID 83725
United States

Pricing/Ticket Info
Advanced tickets on sale at the Morrison Center for Performing Arts Box Office. Adults;$18; Seniors/Military/Alumni/non-Boise State students-$15. Tickets also available at the door of each performance.
Suitable for Children
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Event Dates and Times
Wednesday November 20, 2019
7:30 PM  - 10:30 PM
Thursday November 21, 2019
7:30 PM  - 10:30 PM
Friday November 22, 2019
7:30 PM  - 10:30 PM
Saturday November 23, 2019
7:30 PM  - 10:30 PM
Sunday November 24, 2019
2:00 PM  - 04:30 PM
Description
"Passion Play" by Sarah Ruhl is presented by the Boise State University Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing. Directed by Gordon Reinhart.

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, Inc.

Sarah Ruhl is the 2003 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama.

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