Off-Broadway Premiere

MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter, whose first work in his Premiere Residency - the world premiere of A Case for the Existence of God - ran at Signature to great critical acclaim, returns with the Off-Broadway premiere of A Bright New Boise. As in Case, Hunter here captures a region of his home state Idaho - in the negative space of a depersonalized work environment - through the people who inhabit it. This dark comedic work depicts a Boise Hobby Lobby thrown into chaos by the arrival of a new employee sorting through a tragic past. Like Hudes, audiences can experience Hunter's stage work alongside his unique dramatic vision on-screen: Darren Aronofsky's film adaptation of his play The Whale, starring Brendan Fraser, is expected to be released by A24 sometime in 2022.

01.31.23 - 03.12.23
The Irene Diamond Stage

“One of the finest playwrights at work today. Mr. Hunter’s plays are notable, or rather remarkable, for their laid-back simplicity and the depth of the compassion he shows for his characters.” 

The Wall Street Journal 

“Hunter's sense of place is richer and more peculiar than any other American playwright working today.” 

The New York Times 

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