A Bright New Boise

A Bright New Boise

by Samuel D. Hunter

May 31 – June 23, 2013

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm

– Winningstad Theatre –
1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

In Samuel D. Hunter’s Obie-winning play, something’s coming to make things right. Something’s coming to ease your pain. Something’s coming to set you free. Something’s coming…Something’s coming…Something’s here? What are the odds of God’s final act taking place in the parking lot of a big-box store? Better than you might think. This shocking and hilarious examination of rural America’s love-hate relationship with religion will rock your preconceived notions as surely as it will break your heart.


“Actor Tim True is a fucking local treasure, and he proves it here once again as Will…There’s not a wrong note in the cast, as Will tries to figure out what he wants more: for the world to end in cleansing, apocalyptic flames, or to get to know his son…This is a best-case version of a play that intelligently situates age-old questions of meaning and faith within a modern context.” –Portland Mercury

“The nuances of nervousness and long-suppressed pain in the scenes between Tim True’s Will and Andy Lee-Hillstrom’s Alex form the gripping heart of this production…The story itself plays out with a naturalness that slips gradually from humor to pathos, accruing emotional and philosophical resonances along the way.” –The Oregonian 

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* Member of Actors Equity Association