Annual Lectures

Boise IHC 50th Birthday event

Friday, september 29, 2023

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter to Speak in Boise on Friday, September 29, 2023

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Idaho Humanities Council, and you are invited to a special IHC 50th birthday event with playwright Samuel D. Hunter. He will discuss his work with Boise State professor Dr. Mac Test on September 29th at 7 PM at the SPEC. The event will also feature local actors performing scenes from Hunter’s work for the audience, with some time for Q and A.  

Hunter is best known for plays "A Bright New Boise," which won the 2011 Obie Award for playwriting, and "The Whale," which won the 2013 Drama Desk Award and the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. A film adaptation of "The Whale," written by Hunter and directed by Darren Aronofsky, was released in December 2022. A native of Moscow, Idaho, Hunter is the author of 17 produced plays and the recipient of a 2014 McArthur Fellowship.  

New for 2023, ticket prices will be offered on a sliding scale starting at $5. Tickets with suggested ranges are now available for purchase. Benefactor tickets are available for a private reception prior to the lectures with Samuel D. Hunter for $100.00, with cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. 

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