WINNER - 2011 Obie Award for Playwriting
NOMINEE - 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play
Samuel D. Hunter is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship
Samuel D. Hunter is the 2012 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama.
"Nothing is pretty about A Bright New Boise, a play that marches in the footsteps of Sam Shepard's acid comedies, set in the weird American West...Hunter has such highly sensitive antennae for the look and rhythm of mundane places that A Bright New Boise develops an authentic texture, separate from other pieces in its genre." - The Washington Post Read More
"This clear-eyed comedy will lift your heart." —Time Out New York"Samuel D. Hunter has offered us a humorous and touching exploration of faith and family" – NYTheatre.com Read More
"Samuel D. Hunter has effectively rendered himself a playwright to watch with A Bright New Boise...a quietly affecting drama that delves into the always thorny issues of faith, forgiveness, and second chances with great eloquence and compassion." -TheatreMania Read More
RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER
A BRIGHT NEW BOISE: Questions of Ambition and Faith
by Amy Rose Marsh
February 10, 2015
- Strong Language
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: A windowless breakroom of a Hobby Lobby in Boise, Idaho; the parking lot of the Hobby Lobby.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
PAULINE - Late thirties to early forties, female.
ANNA - Late twenties to early thirties, female.
LEROY - Early to mid twenties, male.
ALEX - 17, male.
TWO MALE VOICES ON HOBBY LOBBY TV
- Not Applicable
Second production at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in October 2011. Directed by John Vreeke.