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Idaho State University Theatre and Dance to present ‘Black Comedy’ Feb. 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18

Posted January 27, 2012

The Idaho State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Black Comedy" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 in the Rogers Black Box Theatre inside the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

"With the use of a bit of audience imagination, the play literally allows us to see in the dark," said Norman Schroder, play director.

Written and set in 1965, the play has become a comedic classic around the world.

"This is the only play I know of in the English language that explores the delightful premise that we are allowed to see in the dark while the characters cannot," Schroder said.

"While the genre of black comedy features plays that treat very serious subjects with dark humor," he continued, "this piece is actually a laughing farce stuffed with sight gags and ever-spiraling complications. It's simply one of the funniest plays I've ever seen or directed."

Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $9 for precollege students and $7 for ISU students with valid Bengal cards.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Performing Arts Center Box Office at (208) 282-3595.  Tickets can also be purchased online at,at the information desk inside the Student Union Building on the main floor and at Vickers Western Stores in Idaho Falls and Pocatello.