Seen for the first time on the West Coast, OBIE Award winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter’s A BRIGHT NEW BOISE (Drama Desk Award nomination, LA Times-Critic's Choice, LA Weekly-PICK OF THE WEEK) will be returning for an extended run January 5 - 27, 2013 at Rogue Machine.
In the 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 for employment and to rekindle a relationship with his brooding teenage son whom he gave up for adoption. These comedic misfits assemble and confront an unyielding world through the beige-tinted impossibility of modern faith.
"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
A BRIGHT NEW BOISE will be on hiatus through the holidays until returning January 5th at 5pm. The schedule will be 5pm Saturdays, 7pm Sundays, and 8pm Mondays through January 27, 2013 (no performance on Monday, January 21st, additional performances have been added at 3pm on Sunday, January 13th and 27th). ROGUE MACHINE is located at 5041 Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019. Tickets are $30. Reservations: 855-585-5185 or at www.roguemachinetheatre.com