Plays & Performance FAQs


What is the Gala?

The Gala is the Festival’s single annual summer fundraising party to be held in July at the Amphitheater & Reserve. Join us for both a live and silent auction featuring unique items, a delightful and elegant dinner served riverside, plus socializing and fun. Proceeds benefit Festival programming. Tickets are $175 per person. Tables of eight are available for $1,400. Corporate tables of eight are available. Reserve through the Festival offices at (208) 429-9908, ext. 207. Generously sponsored by Tates Rents and Lisa Peterson Catering.

How long are the plays?

Productions can vary widely in length. Most performances run approximately 150 – 180 minutes (2 1/2 to 3 hours), although some (particularly Musicals and performances in September) run approximately 90 - 120 minutes (1 1/2 to 2 hours). Most plays include a 15-minute intermission. For more detailed information, contact the Box Office at (208) 336-9221.

What is a Preview performance?

Preview performances afford audiences a "sneak peek" at the completed production and offer a reduced ticket price. Be the first audience to see the play in its entirety with directors and designers in the house. The Preview performance is the first Friday of each play. Please see the calendar for dates.

What's Family Night & what about content?

Family Nights are the first Sunday after a play’s opening night and offer families the opportunity to bring young children at discounted prices to see a show. Children under six years of age are admitted ONLY on Family Night, at no charge, and are not provided with reserved seating. A discounted $12 Junior Ticket is available for ages 6 – 17. Family Night performances — like all Sunday performances — begin at 7:00pm. If you have specific questions about content, please call the Festival offices at (208) 336-9221.
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Will I be able to understand the plays?

After a period of about five minutes, your ear will become attuned to the rhythms of the language —and the Festival program, provided free to audience members, has play synopses and character listings. The Festival company is very talented at making the story engaging and clear for any viewer.

What is the Greenshow Series?

May through August there is a Greenshow Series on select nights, mini-concerts or other performances. Please click here for more information.  Greenshow series events generally start at 7:20 p.m.
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