Aurora Theatre Co. to Present A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, 11/8-12/8
Aurora Theatre Company continues its 22nd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's edgy and earnest A BRIGHT NEW BOISE. The show will run November 8-December 8, 2013. In the break room of a Hobby Lobby craft store in Idaho, the seemingly innocuous Will, an ex-Evangelical cult member who has fled his rural hometown after a scandal involving his fundamentalist church, applies for a job. Will doesn't really want the job, but his estranged son works at the store and Will is a man on a mission - to bond with the boy before the impending Rapture occurs. Enlisting the aid of his new co-workers, a group of eccentric characters who are also struggling to find their way, Will tries to reconnect with his son before the end of the world. Called "funny, compassionate and disturbing all at once" by the LA Weekly, A BRIGHT NEW BOISE offers a quintessentially American slice of life look at the minimum-wage working class and the challenges of modern faith.
A BRIGHT NEW BOISE premiered off-Broadway in 2010 and is the recipient of the 2011 Obie Award for Playwriting and a 2011 Drama Desk nomination for Best Play. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross helms this comedy about faith, family, forgiveness, and second chances, featuringRobert Parsons, Patrick Russell, Gwen Loeb, Megan Trout, and Daniel Petzold.
For tickets (Previews $35; Regular Performances $32-50; Limited Opening Night Seating $60) the public can call (510) 843-4822or visit auroratheatre.org. Half-off tickets for Under 30, student, and group discounts available.