Thursday, May 15, 2008
Went to the Matrix Theater on Melrose Wednesday night to see their World Premiere Production of Gene Franklin Smith's "Boise, USA."
I think you're going to be hearing a lot about this brilliant play about the real-life morals witch hunt that happened in Idaho in 1955 and 1956.
It's horrifying to learn how lives were ruined by innuendo and prejudice. This highly emotional show is well written and the actors in this production really bring to life the raw feelings their characters must have experienced.
And considering that Senator Larry "Wide Stance" Craig was an impressionable Idaho teenager when it all happened makes what happened to him recently all the more poignant.