Opal Theatre Company was founded in 2017 by Josh Rippy and Elizabeth Rathbone.
Armed with a plan and passion, the two theatre enthusiasts asked the owners of White Dog Brewing Company for permission to stage readings at their establishment. Dan Jordan, co-owner of White Dog (Boise), greeted them with a smile and a calendar. The reading series was planned and scheduled, giving life to a dream of creating another impactful theatre company in the Boise community.
Opal's name is a direct call to the Gem State's most precious and abundant gem. The two guiding pillars of the company are directly reflected in what an opal is to the state of Idaho. It is precious, a rare and integral part of this state. The stone is eclectic in shape, color, and size. Opal Theatre Company aims to be precious to the community we serve and eclectic in the work we produce and the audience we impact.
The Humans by Stephen Karam - December 2018
The Minotaur by Ann Ziegler - November 2018
10x10 Ten 10-Minute Plays - August 2018
How To Steal A Picasso by William Missouri Downs - June 2018
Pluto by Steve Yockey - April 2018
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson - February 2018
John by Annie Baker - December 2017
Talent We've Worked With