In a generous review by Gerald Nicosia of my hybrid memoir, “Confessions of a Shanty Irishman,” Nicosia mentioned that Irish writers dominated the 20th century in every genre: novels, plays and poetry. Considering the English in the 19th century suppressed the Irish language except for areas…

The Westside Players opened their summer production of “Same Time, Another Year” by Bernard Slade. This is a sequel to “Same Time, Next Year.” This production continues the story of Doris and George after they have been together, as lovers, for numerous years.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is returning to Pocatello on July 19 and 20. Performing on the Idaho State University quad, they are doing two plays — the lesser known “The Merry Wives of Windsor” directed by Marti Lyons and the durable classic, “Henry IV, Part 1” directed by Kevin Asselin.…

REXBURG — Students will perform for the first time at Brigham Young University-Idaho, “A Murder is Announced,” a play adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel. Opening June 5 and running through June 15, the Department of Theater and Dance will perform the classic and entertaining whodunit play…

“And summer’s lease hath all too short a date” — Sonnet 18, William Shakespeare

POCATELLO — Idaho State University and the College of Arts and Letters will present the summer musical “Bye Bye Birdie” in the Stephens Performing Arts Center Beverly Bistline Theatre on June 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21 and 22.

The Highland Actors Guild opened their final show for their 2018-2019 season, William Shakespeare’s "Macbeth." "Macbeth" has an interesting history within the theatrical world. Many people believe it is cursed. Some people refer to "Macbeth" as “The Scottish Play,” “The Unmentionable” and “T…

School is getting closer to being over and theater departments are finishing up their final productions. Pocatello High School’s Act One Drama Club presented their final show of the season, which is a melodrama. It was “Because Their Hearts Were Pure or The Secret of the Mine” by Moreland Ca…

The American Falls Little Theatre opened its newest production, before school is over, “Twain’s Tales” by David Taylor London. Samuel Clemens, or Mark Twain as he is known by his pen name, is one of the most celebrated American authors of all time. His tall tales have enthralled and entertai…

BLACKFOOT — Famed ventriloquist Kevin Johnson will close out the 2019-2020 concert season at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center on May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $1, $15, $20 and are available at blackfootpac.com or 208-317-5508.

Playwright Bob Randall, the award-winning author of “6 Rms Riv Vu,” “The Fan” and “Kate and Allie,” delves into the nature of laughter and pain in ”David's Mother.” Sally (Ann Swanson) is the mother of a mentally handicapped boy (Emmanuel Chavez) who uses her wickedly funny tongue to hold at…