MAY 25, 26, 27
at The Spot, 220 Lewis St. # 2, Ketchum, ID 83340
The Spot + The Kelly Family present
by JODEEN REVERE
“…a ferocious and courageous confrontation, a battle for life; spirit challenged but unbowed - again and again and again. Jodeen Revere takes command of the stage as if she owned the place…”
“…she faces it all unflinchingly and with wit, delivering nearly equal parts humor and pathos throughout all 80 minutes (no intermission) of the play."
-Jeanne Huff, Boise Weekly
It was a reading at Boise's MING Studios in November 2019, that would become the springboard for Jodeen's one woman show The Persistent Guest.
Originally intended to be part of a book, Jodeen’s sixty minute segment was funny, touching, insightful, enlightening and full of unexpected observations about her three separate rounds of treatment for breast cancer. The crowd was enthralled and enthusiastic. It became clear the piece was in fact a one-woman show.
The two years following the performance at MING Studios were spent developing the show with Boise Contemporary Theater artistic director Benjamin Burdick, but Covid-19 kept pushing the performance date.
In April 2021 a full length filmatic/theatrical hybrid feature film version of The Persistent Guest was shot inside the empty BCT theater. It is currently in the final stages of post production.
In January of 2022 rehearsals started for the world premiere at BCT but after three rehearsals the show was shut down due to the Covid-19 variant Omicron. Finally in October of 2022 The Persistent Guest, directed by Benjamin Burdick had its premiere as the opening show of BCT’s 25th anniversary season.
An unplugged version of The Persistent Guest, with no set, no sound design, no props, no projections, will be presented May 25-28 at The Spot here in Ketchum,Idaho. This will be a test run of the show before Jodeen brings it to the United Solo Fest in NYC this fall!
Jodeen is a Boise local, well-known and beloved, and many members of the Boise community play a part in her story. She embodies multiple characters, and guides us expertly with her charm, physical prowess and love for life.
Jodeen Revere + BCT Artistic Director Benjamin Burdick Photography Sean McNearney
run time approx. 70 minutes with no intermission
suitability recommended for ages 14+
THE SPOT (THEATRE)
220 Lewis Street #2
Ketchum, ID 83340
THE SLOT (LOBBY)
220 Lewis Street #3
Ketchum, ID 83340
THE SPOT (THEATRE) opens 15 minutes before curtain. Tickets/Reservations will be confirmed at the door.
THE SLOT (LOBBY / BOX OFFICE) opens 30 minutes before curtain. Donation based concessions available pre-show.
MEET THE ARTIST:
Jodeen's stage credits with Boise Contemporary Theater and Alley Rep include The Cripple of Inishmaan, Valparaiso, The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time, LovePerson, Rapture, Blister, Burn, Women of a Certain Age, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike. She has been an ensemble member of Migration Theory and site specific productions S5 and Small Matters. She was also an ensemble member with Nervous Theater as they created a piece for an artist in residency program at Surel’s Place in Boise.
Film work includes The Seven Dynamic Laws of Success, Like Love, Nice Guy and Stockton to Tablerock.
She has been in a wide variety of staged readings, with various theater companies and festivals, My On Mondays audio recordings with Ming Studio, Story Forward Bloom Series, and a two time Story Story Night contributor.
Follow her on Instagram @jodeenrevere
Photography Lila Streicher
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS as of March 2023
Masks are recommended for the safety of our cast, crew and audience, but are not required for entry.
We do not require proof of vaccination/negative test-results at this time.
If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you remain home. We do have medical exceptions to our return policy.
This show is performed by a fully vaccinated + regularly tested company.
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (208) 928-6241