2019-20 SEASON

2019-2020 SEASON
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Doors Open:     6:15 pm
Dinner:               6:30 pm
Show Begins:  7:30 pm
Celebrating ARTI's 33rd Season -- 2019-2020

Doors Open:     6:15 pm
Dinner:              6:30 pm
Show Begins:   7:30 pm
In response the CDC's request to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, The Actors' Repertory Theatre of Idaho is postponing all scheduled performances of The Fox on the Fairway until July 17- August 8, or until restrictions are lifted.  We understand this is an inconvenience to our audience members, caterers, and volunteers, but we believe the safety of our patrons and the community is paramount amid the rising concern. 

 Like others, our business is affected drastically by this outbreak and any donations you may wish to provide are greatly appreciated.  All donations are a tax write-off as we are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.  

If you would like to receive a refund or reschedule your tickets to one of the later dates for The Fox on the Fairway, contact Melanie Seneff at (208)522-8450.  We thank you for your understanding.  The show WILL go on!

The Fox on the Fairway     July 17 - August 8, 2020
by Ken Ludwig
A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, A Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp, which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golf. 
"Hilarious! There's great fun waiting for you with A Fox on the Fairway" - The Fairfax Times
34th Season 2020-2021

The Cake        September 25 -- October 17, 2020
by Bekah Brunstetter
Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life gets turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.
“Recommended [...] Stage Raw Top 10 [...] a singularly savory dramedy that crystallizes a contentious issue and, with empathy for both sides, portrays it in an edifying and insightful way [...] I left the theater feeling moved and enlightened.” - Stage Raw 

Dashing Through the Snow      January 8 -- January 30, 2021
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Brought to you by the writing team behind Dearly Beloved and Always a Bridesmaid comes this hectic, comedic Christmas comedy.  It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. Trina, the harried yet upbeat innkeeper of this B&B, has more than she can handle coping with these nuttier-than-a-fruitcake lodgers. Hoyt and his sister, Donna Jo, make the mistake of trying to end a thirty-year feud between their curmudgeonly aunts, Ennis and Della, with sidesplitting results. Ainsley and Lenora, self-involved actors from a lower-than-low-budget touring production of A Christmas Carol, descend on the Inn to fulfill a promise, leaving comedic chaos in their wake. Add to this Yuletide mayhem an ill-advised romantic rendezvous between Mrs. Claus and one of Santa’s elves, a demanding guest who refuses to leave, not to mention a tipsy housekeeper, and it’s clear it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to keep Trina’s spirits merry and bright. But a spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding that brings together the fabulous Futrelle sisters—Honey Raye, Twink, Frankie and Rhonda Lynn—and their best friend, Raynerd, takes a surprising and delightful turn that leads to a laugh-'til-your-sides-ache climax, changing all their lives forever. You’ll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

Wrong Window!       March 12 -- April 3, 2021 
by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
From the comedy team of You've Got Hate Mail and Bathroom Humor comes a tribute to Master of Horror Alfred Hitchcock with this comedy whodunit. Off-and-on New York couple Marnie and Jeff enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they spy their cross-courtyard neighbor do away with his wife. After they draw their torn curtain, the lady vanishes, and suspicion places murder beyond a shadow of a doubt. The bumbling witnesses sneak into their neighbor’s apartment – 39 steps away – and the fun begins. Among multiple door-slammings, body-snatchings, and a frantic flashlight chase scene, two questions remain: Who killed Lila Larswald? And… if she’s not dead…then who is? 
“Fever-pitched one liners, puns, slapstick, pratfalls…There are no people in America more adept at these classic comic styles than Van Zandt & Milmore, with their wacky anything for a laugh adventuring and willingness to toss all actorly dignity out the window!” – Asbury Park Press

Greater Tuna            June 4 -- 26, 2021
by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams
What can we say?!? Our audiences have raved about the "Tuna" shows we have done in the past, starring Rebecca Beck and Lynn Crowley - and they're back! Get ready for the funniest evening around as this talented duo creates the entire population of Tuna, Texas (all 20 of them).  Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna -- men, women, children and animals.