Champagne Breakfast, the standout new work from last year's Plays From the Alley, opens its full production at Boise State's Danny Peterson Theatre today for a tragically short run.
The script by Boise State senior Evan Sesek, who has appeared in productions at both Boise Contemporary Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival, is the story of two friends, Jake and Greg, both of whom are in love with the same girl. Jake has been dating her for more than a year and wants her to run away with him to Chicago. Greg has been dating her for seven years and is about to propose. Ruh-roh.
Together, Jake and Greg drink booze for breakfast, face the frustration of a town so small that they will never escape that thing they did in high school and hang around with the sorts of friends who genuinely love them as they're stabbing them in the back. It's rife with Boise-centric jokes about local limo driver "Rod Stewart" and The Hole, but is universal enough to resonate with anyone who grew up in a small town.
Sesek took the time to talk with BW during dress rehearsals last week, both about the play and about how it has evolved since last year's reading.
The play runs through Sunday with evening showings at 7:30 p.m. and weekend matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students and are available at the door and through idahotickets.com.