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Freshman political science major, Mason Tegeler plays as character Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps play in Doudna Fine Arts Center Thursday evening.

39 Steps, a night of fun and laughs

Chandler Smith, Reporter September 29, 2023

  The comedic play, 39 Steps, was held on Thursday, Sept, 28. The play was well attended by a crowd of people enjoying the laughs and fun created during the show.  The play occurred in...

Aidan Collins, a junior theater major,  as Alex and Max Zumpano, a senior theater, as Will Cronin perform in Bright New Boise Friday night.

‘A Bright New Boise’ wrapped Sunday

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 10, 2021

A Bright New Boise, a play by playwright Samuel D. Hunter, debuted in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Black Box Theatre Thursday, Oct. 7, with its final show on Sunday. The play's first showing opened...

Haylie Denzer, a senior theatre performance major, and Max Zumpono, a senior theatre major, do a dress rehearsal for the play A Bright New Boise.

‘A Bright New Boise’ premiers Thursday

Elizabeth Wood, Campus Reporter October 6, 2021

A man stands at the center of the stage, illuminated by a single yellow light. For a few moments, all is still besides the sounds of his ragged breathing echoing across the room. Slowly, he looks up...

Doudna to present ‘The Mountaintop’

Staff Report October 15, 2019

The play “The Mountaintop” will be performed in the Black Box Theatre of  the Doudna Fine Arts Center Oct. 17-20. On Oct. 17-19, the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.; on Oct. 20, it will begin at 2...

Jazz Lab Band Concert set for Thursday

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter March 8, 2018

Students can hear a variety of music at no cost by attending the Jazz Lab Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. The concert, an 18-piece ensemble under...

The cast members of the play “Seminar” look to Gary Ambler, center, as they rehearse their lines Tuesday afternoon at the Black Box Theatre in Doudna Fine Arts Center. The cast rehearses six days a week in preparation for the play that begins on March 1.

New play to bring contemporary issues to the stage

Liz Stephens, City Reporter January 25, 2017

The cast and crew of the play “Seminar” is hoping to expose its audience to a more contemporary play March 1-5 at the Black Box in Doudna. Director Kevin Doolen said the author of the play, Theresa...

Terr, played by Autumn Frykholm, a junior, secondary english language arts major, discusses the death of her husband with Tom, played by Cullen Scurlock, sophmore chemstry education major during a practice for the play After in the doudna on thursday night.

Theatre students to perform one-act plays

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter December 9, 2016

  As students prepare for their final exams and papers, advanced theatre arts students in the directing and scene design classes are preparing for four one-act plays as part of their final project...

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