A Bright New Boise
A.R.T. Institute Season
October 10 -18, 2014

By Samuel D. Hunter (2014 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient)
Directed by Marcus Stern

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.

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Ticket prices

Free but ticketed

Venue

0 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Produced in Partnership with Playwrights of New York (PoNY). The A.R.T. is a proud partner of PoNY (Playwrights of New York), providing an artistic home for PoNY Playwrights.