We’re so excited to be working on A Bright New Boise by Moscow’s own Samuel D. Hunter and co-producing the show with two wonderful groups of collaborators, The Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre and UI Department of Theatre Arts.
The publisher describes the play well:
“In the bleak, corporate break room of a craft store in Idaho, someone is summoning The Rapture. Will, who has fled his rural hometown after a scandal at his Evangelical church, comes to the Hobby Lobby, not only for employment, but also to rekindle a relationship with Alex, his brooding teenage son, whom he gave up for adoption several years ago. Alex works there along with Leroy, his adopted brother and protector, and Anna, a hapless young woman who reads bland fiction but hopes for dramatic endings. As their manager, foul-mouthed Pauline, tries ceaselessly to find order (and profit) in the chaos of small business, these lost souls of the Hobby Lobby confront an unyielding world through the beige-tinted impossibility of modern faith.”
The show opens at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Downtown Moscow on Friday October 3. Curtain is at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. The show moves to the Hartung Theatre on the UI campus the following weekend. Tickets are available at Book People in downtown Moscow.
Headquartered in the converted grain silo known as “Tank 41″ in Moscow, Idaho, we perform primarily in the summer, with other shows as resources allow.