Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho
by Sean Michael Welch

Productions (52)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m (4 actors possible: 1-3 f, 1-3 m)
  • Set: Two cafe tables, three to four chairs.

Boise, Idaho
by Sean Michael Welch

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Productions (52)
  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m (4 actors possible: 1-3 f, 1-3 m)
  • Set: Two cafe tables, three to four chairs.

The narrator of a story dutifully chronicles the meeting of a couple in a small cafe in Paris, France, only to start losing control of his characters once they realize he exists. Blending the lines between fiction and truth, this hilarious play examines what should triumph: reality, or a good story.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $40
NOTE: This play is part of an anthology called Great Short Comedies: Volume 6.
Standard Edition $10.99
Standard Manager Edition $19.99

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Play Details

The narrator of a story dutifully chronicles the meeting of a couple in a small cafe in Paris, France, only to start losing control of his characters once they realize he exists. Blending the lines between fiction and truth, this hilarious play examines what should triumph: reality, or a good story.

  • Comedy
  • 25 - 35 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m (4 actors possible: 1-3 f, 1-3 m)
  • Set: Two cafe tables, three to four chairs.

Published Reviews

"...the work is brilliant and comical... puts a funny and sometimes creepy twist on the art of storytelling."

Adelina Anthony, AllBusiness.com

"This 30-minute show is brief, but oozes quality."

Independent Theatre Association

"Welch's setups and unhinged denouements require directors... to commit to either playing it straight or playing to the rafters."

L.A. Weekly

"A clever playlet that combines dramatic self-consciousness and romantic menace..."

Ryan McKittrick, The Boston Globe

"...a twisted comedy that questions reality..."

Emily Caswell, Lapeer Area Review

"...a delightful game with theatrical reality..."

Larry Stark, TheatreMirror.com

"...gleefully leveled the [fourth] wall..."

Weekly Dig

"...reality and fiction intertwine in amusing -- now and then hilarious -- fashion."

Bruce Weber, The New York Times

"...cheerfully smashes the convention of the invisible wall between onstage narrator and the characters in the drama."

Diane Haithman, Los Angeles Times

"Sean Michael Welch's 'Boise, Idaho,' is so delicious that it sets perhaps too high a standard for the others to live up to... A mixture of Pirandello and 'Seinfeld,' 'Boise, Idaho' almost seems to taunt the whole endeavor of storytelling, and Welch displays, along with his provocative imagination, an unbridled willingness to let real people behave ridiculously."

Steven Oxman, Variety

"A uniquely crafted story is that of Boise, Idaho, written by Sean Michael Welch."

Sophia Whang, The Daily Bruin

Production History

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Production Group
Location
AUG 17, 2017 - AUG 19, 2017
Riverwalk Theatre
Lansing, MI United States
Riverwalk Theatre Lansing, MI United States
FEB 02, 2017 - FEB 03, 2017
Fargo North High School
Fargo, ND United States
Fargo North High School Fargo, ND United States
DEC 10, 2016 - DEC 10, 2016
Indian Springs School
Indian Springs, AL United States
Indian Springs School Indian Springs, AL United States
AUG 19, 2016 - AUG 28, 2016
Tamworth Dramatic Society
Tamworth, NSW Australia
Tamworth Dramatic Society Tamworth, NSW Australia
JUL 01, 2016 - JUL 10, 2016
Warrandyte Theatre Company
Warrandyte, VIC Australia
Warrandyte Theatre Company Warrandyte, VIC Australia
APR 07, 2016 - APR 09, 2016
Emerald Ridge High School
Puyallup, WA United States
Emerald Ridge High School Puyallup, WA United States
MAR 31, 2016 - APR 02, 2016
Black Martini Theatre
Murdoch, WA Australia
Black Martini Theatre Murdoch, WA Australia
JAN 22, 2016 - JAN 24, 2016
N/A
Duluth, GA United States
N/A Duluth, GA United States
JAN 22, 2016 - JAN 23, 2016
Broad Run High School
Ashburn, VA United States
Broad Run High School Ashburn, VA United States
DEC 05, 2015 - DEC 06, 2015
Red Monkey Theater Group
Bronx, NY United States
Red Monkey Theater Group Bronx, NY United States
DEC 04, 2015 - DEC 06, 2015
School Of Film And Photography
Bozeman, MT United States
School Of Film And Photography Bozeman, MT United States
JUN 18, 2015 - JUN 21, 2015
The Catholic University Of America
Washington, DC United States
The Catholic University Of America Washington, DC United States
MAY 15, 2015 - MAY 16, 2015
Flagler College
St. Augustine, FL United States
Flagler College St. Augustine, FL United States
MAY 08, 2015 - MAY 09, 2015
Miss Porter's School
Farmington, CT United States
Miss Porter's School Farmington, CT United States
MAY 08, 2015 - MAY 09, 2015
Richardson High School
Richardson, TX United States
Richardson High School Richardson, TX United States
MAY 02, 2015 - MAY 02, 2015
Tumbling Trumbanicks
Craftsbury Common, VT United States
Tumbling Trumbanicks Craftsbury Common, VT United States
MAY 01, 2015 - MAY 02, 2015
Edwin O. Smith High School
Storrs, CT United States
Edwin O. Smith High School Storrs, CT United States
MAR 20, 2015 - MAR 20, 2015
SHS
Garden Grove, CA United States
SHS Garden Grove, CA United States
FEB 26, 2015 - MAR 01, 2015
River Falls Community Theatre
River Falls, WI United States
River Falls Community Theatre River Falls, WI United States
FEB 20, 2015 - FEB 28, 2015
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY United States
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY United States
FEB 13, 2015 - FEB 14, 2015
Way Out West Theatre
Sidney, NE United States
Way Out West Theatre Sidney, NE United States
FEB 11, 2015 - FEB 28, 2015
R.s. McLaughlin
Oshawa, ON Canada
R.s. McLaughlin Oshawa, ON Canada
JAN 09, 2015 - JAN 16, 2015
Mobile Theatre Guild
Mobile, AL United States
Mobile Theatre Guild Mobile, AL United States
SEP 19, 2014 - SEP 20, 2014
Pensacola High School
Pensacola, FL United States
Pensacola High School Pensacola, FL United States
AUG 30, 2014 - AUG 30, 2014
Lake Forest High School, International Thespian Society
Lake Forest, IL United States
Lake Forest High School, International Thespian Society Lake Forest, IL United States
JUL 03, 2014 - JUL 06, 2014
Summer Musical Theater Camp for Teens
St. Augustine, FL United States
Summer Musical Theater Camp for Teens St. Augustine, FL United States
JUN 26, 2014 - JUN 29, 2014
Middlebury Actors Workshop
Middlebury, VT United States
Middlebury Actors Workshop Middlebury, VT United States
JUN 11, 2014 - JUN 15, 2014
St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley Campus
St. Louis, MO United States
St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley Campus St. Louis, MO United States
JUN 06, 2014 - JUN 15, 2014
APK Productions
Las Vegas, NV United States
APK Productions Las Vegas, NV United States
MAY 16, 2014 - MAY 24, 2014
On Cue Theatre
Kitimat, BC Canada
On Cue Theatre Kitimat, BC Canada
MAY 15, 2014 - MAY 17, 2014
New Trier Township High School
Winnetka, IL United States
New Trier Township High School Winnetka, IL United States
FEB 13, 2014 - FEB 14, 2014
Waccamaw High Acting Troupe
Pawleys Island, SC United States
Waccamaw High Acting Troupe Pawleys Island, SC United States
DEC 04, 2013 - DEC 04, 2013
Central College
Pella, IA United States
Central College Pella, IA United States
NOV 22, 2013 - NOV 24, 2013
Colleges of the Fenway
Boston, MA United States
Colleges of the Fenway Boston, MA United States
OCT 04, 2013 - OCT 12, 2013
Army Entertainment
APO, AE United States
Army Entertainment APO, AE United States
MAY 11, 2013 - MAY 11, 2013
N/A
Golden, CO United States
N/A Golden, CO United States
MAY 03, 2013 - MAY 04, 2013
Henry W. Grady High School
Atlanta, GA United States
Henry W. Grady High School Atlanta, GA United States
APR 25, 2013 - APR 26, 2013
Parkway West High School
Ballwin, MO United States
Parkway West High School Ballwin, MO United States
MAR 22, 2013 - MAR 23, 2013
Gabriola Players
Gabriola Island, BC Canada
Gabriola Players Gabriola Island, BC Canada
DEC 12, 2012 - DEC 15, 2012
Northridge High School
Layton, UT United States
Northridge High School Layton, UT United States
MAY 01, 2011 - MAY 31, 2011
College Community Theatre
Pendleton, OR United States
College Community Theatre Pendleton, OR United States
JUN 01, 2010 - JUN 30, 2010
Arden Theatre Company
Philadelphia, PA United States
Arden Theatre Company Philadelphia, PA United States
FEB 01, 2010 - FEB 28, 2010
Atlantic Acting School
New York, NY United States
Atlantic Acting School New York, NY United States
DEC 01, 2009 - DEC 31, 2009
Flagler College
St. Augustine, FL United States
Flagler College St. Augustine, FL United States
JUL 01, 2009 - JUL 31, 2009
Clio Community Players
Clio, MI United States
Clio Community Players Clio, MI United States
APR 01, 2009 - APR 30, 2009
The Producer's Club Theatre
New York, NY United States
The Producer's Club Theatre New York, NY United States
MAR 01, 2009 - MAR 31, 2009
Flint City Theatre
Flint, MI United States
Flint City Theatre Flint, MI United States
NOV 01, 2006 - NOV 30, 2006
The King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe
New York, NY United States
The King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe New York, NY United States
OCT 01, 2005 - OCT 31, 2005
The Keller Theatre
Heidelberg, Germany
The Keller Theatre Heidelberg, Germany
JAN 01, 2003 - JAN 31, 2003
Oakland University
Oakland, MI United States
Oakland University Oakland, MI United States
JAN 01, 2002 - JAN 31, 2002
Tiffany Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Tiffany Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
JUN 01, 2001 - JUN 30, 2001
Show World
New York, NY United States
Show World New York, NY United States
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Production Group
Location
AUG 17, 2017 - AUG 19, 2017
Riverwalk Theatre
Lansing, MI United States
Riverwalk Theatre Lansing, MI United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JUN 26, 2014 - JUN 29, 2014
Middlebury Actors Workshop
Middlebury, VT United States
Middlebury Actors Workshop Middlebury, VT United States