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A Bright New Boise Tickets

A Bright New Boise Tickets

New York
31 Jan 2023 - 12 Mar 2023
Catch the return of an acclaimed work by a multi-award-winning playwright.

A Bright New Boise Information

After premiering A Case for the Existence of God to acclaim with Signature Theatre in the 2021-22 season, Samuel D. Hunter returns for the 2022-23 season with A Bright New Boise, directed by Oliver Butler. Get A Bright New Boise tickets now.

Set almost entirely in the employee lounge of a Boise, Idaho Hobby Lobby, A Bright New Boise is a play centered on Will, a new employee at the store. He has just moved to Boise from northern Idaho, partly to reconnect with his estranged son and partly to distance himself from a tragedy at his shady former Evangelical church. The job offers Will a fresh start, fresh companionship with his coworkers, and a chance to reexamine how his religious beliefs affect the new life he's creating for himself.

The first production of A Bright New Boise off Broadway in 2010, winning Hunter the 2011 Obie Award for playwriting. The show was his breakout hit, which he followed up with other successes including The Whale (which won multiple awards and was adapted into a 2022 film starring Brendan Fraser) and Greater Clements (a 2020 Tony Award nominee).

Butler won an Obie Award of his own for the last show he directed at Signature, 2014's The Open House. He is also known for directing the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of Heidi Schreck's Pulitzer-nominated show What the Constitution Means to Me.

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Run time

100 minutes no intermission

Opening date

January 31st, 2023

Closing date

March 12th, 2023


Opening Soon

Previews from

January 31st, 2023


Pershing Square Signature Center



Cast and creative

By: Samuel D. Hunter
Director: Oliver Butler
Producer: Signature Theatre
Cast list: Anna Baryshnikov (as Anna), Ignacio Diaz-Silverio (as Alex), Eva Kaminsky (as Pauline), Peter Mark Kendall (as Will), Angus O'Brien (as Leroy) Design: Wilson Chin
Costumes: April M. Hickman
Lighting: Jen Schriever
Sound: Christopher Darbassie
Other info: Projection and video design by Stefania Bulbarella

Our review

In A Bright New Boise, playwright Samuel D. Hunter turns the cheerless break room of a big-box arts-and-crafts superstore into a setting to explore big ideas about faith and family. While those notions are individually intriguing, they don’t cohere into a collective impact in this work first seen off-off Broadway in 2010. The drama revolves around seemingly mild-mannered, 30something Will (Peter Mark Kendall), newly transplanted to Boise from a small community in northern Idaho. We meet him...

Latest A Bright New Boise News & Features

Signature Theatre has named the full cast and creative team for A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter. Performances of his critically acclaimed play run from January 31 to March 12, with an opening night on February 21. The complete A Bright New Boise cast includes Anna Baryshnikov as Anna, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio as Alex, Eva Kaminsky as Pauline, Peter Mark Kendall as Will, and Angus O'Brien as Leroy. The creative team includes director Oliver Butler, set designer Wilson Chin, costume designer...