Boise Contemporary Theater always seems to pull off a big, celebrity summer fundraiser. So far, they have brought Frank Marshall, actor Matt Damon and jockey and actor Gary Stevens to premiers of blockbuster films.
Now, they're dong an amazing two-fer.
BCT will present Academy Award nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard and actor Scott Glenn (“The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Urban Cowboy”) in a reading of Shepard’s new play “Ages of the Moon” at 6 p.m. July 28, at the Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise.
This really is an amazing opportunity to be in a room with two remarkable actors, and one of America’s best playwrights.
Shepard's “Ages of the Moon” tells the story of two old friends, Byron and Ames. Over whiskey on a hot summer’s night, they wait for a total eclipse of the moon, reflect and bicker until fifty years of love, friendship and rivalry are put to the test.
Shepard and Glenn also are old friends. They worked together in “The Right Stuff” about the early days of the U.S. space program. Glenn played Alan Shepard and Shepard played Chuck Yeager and received an Oscar nomination for the role.
They also are connected through Idaho film producer Heather Rae, who is one of Shepard’s longtime friends. She recently worked with Glenn in Jaffe Zinn’s film “Magic Valley,” which filmed in Idaho.
Shepard, a master of American tragic drama, won his Pulitzer for “Buried Child” in 1979. His other plays include “True West,” “Fool for Love” and “Curse of the Starving Class.”
Glenn is one of Hollywood’s most prolific actors, starring in such diverse films as “Silence of the Lambs.” “Silverado” and “The Shipping News.”
Tickets are $50, $75 and $100 at www.egyptiantheatre.net and by calling 345-0454.