Shows

ANNOUNCING THE 2012-2013 SEASON!

Following the critical and box office success of ‘Superior Donuts’ and ‘Disgruntled Employees’, Clifton Players is proud to announce our new season!  All shows at the Clifton Performance Theatre.

‘A Bright New Boise’ by  Samuel D. Hunter

October 12-28

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8pm

Winner of 2011 Obie Award for Playwriting. Nominated for the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise is an earnest comedy about the meager profits of modern faith. In the bleak, corporate breakroom of a craft store in Idaho, someone is summoning The Rapture. Will, who has fled his rural hometown after a scandal at his Evangelical church, comes to the Hobby Lobby, not only for employment, but also to rekindle a relationship with Alex, his brooding teenage son, whom he gave up for adoption several years ago. Alex works there along with Leroy, his adopted brother and protector, and Anna, a hapless young woman who reads bland fiction but hopes for dramatic endings. As their manager, foul-mouthed Pauline, tries ceaselessly to find order (and profit) in the chaos of small business, these lost sould of the Hobby Lobby confront an unyielding world thorugh the beige-tinted impossibility of modern faith.

Buy tickets for A Bright New Boise

 

‘A Behanding in Spokane’ by Martin McDonagh

March 8-24, 2013

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8pm

A dingy motel room, small-town America, Carmichael travels with a suitcase full of hands, but he wants his own back. Toby has a hand that he’d like to sell Carmichael for the right price. Marilyn wishes that Toby had never stolen that hand from the museum. Mervyn thinks Marilyn is pretty hot. He works reception, though he wouldn’t call himself a receptionist. Life and death are up for grabs, and fate is governed by imbeciles and madmen in this darkly comic new play from the acclaimed playwright Martin McDonagh. A Behanding in Spokane turns over American daily existence, exposing the obsessions, prejudices, madness, horrors and, above all, absurdities that crawl beneath it.

SPECIAL GUEST PRODUCTION BY NATIONALLY RENOWNED LOCAL PLAYWRIGHT!

‘Krisit’  by Y York (Directed by Mark Lutwak, produced by Carol Brammer and The Clifton Players)

May 17-June 2, 2013

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8pm

The legendary, reclusive Krisit is in her 70s, way too over the hill to be a movie starlet; Peter is in his 50s, way too over the hill to be a young movie director; Lulu is in her 30s, almost too over the hill to be on the list of most influential under the age of 35. How can they face the world? How can they make a deal? How can they all fit into the same bathtub?

Y York is a 1994 graduate of New Dramatists and recipient of N D’s Joe Callaway Award. Y’s plays have received support from the King County, Seattle Arts Commissions, and Artists’ Trust. She received a 1997 Berrilla Kerr Playwrighting Award and is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild. In addition to writing plays, Y was an occasional writer for Little Bear, an animated character on the Nick Jr. channel, and for Videodiscovery, a producer of interactive media. Her plays are produced with regularity at adult and family theatres across the country.

“Y York writes with passion and delivers a powerful appeal for personal freedom and idiosyncratic behavior.”
– St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“She makes her points by not taking herself too seriously even as she offers astute observations about environmental, racial, and family matters. “  – NY Times

 


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