A Bright New Boise



Leslie Phillips Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Building, Holyoke Community College [2nd Floor] (303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke MA)

The Holyoke Community College Theater Department will present A Bright New Boise, by Samuel D. Hunter 

    After a tragic incident that resulted in the dissolution of his church, Will, age 39, is trying to reconnect with his teenage son Alex, who has been estranged since birth. To do so he applies for a job at Hobby Lobby in Boise Idaho where Alex is working for the summer. The store is managed by Pauline, a staunch advocate for order in a world of retail chaos. Also working at the store are Leroy, Alex’s fiercely protective older brother and Anna, a sweet and somewhat lost twenty-something.   

     A Bright New Boise was written by Samuel D. Hunter (Author of The Whale) and first produced in 2010 by Partial Comfort Productions at The Wild Project in New York City. The play earned Hunter a 2011 Obie Award for Playwriting. Hunter was born and raised in Moscow, Idaho and now lives in New York.  

This show is appropriate for audience members 13 years of age and older.

Contains strong language and graphic imagery.

Performance Dates:

Thursday November 16 7:30pm

Friday November 17 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted)

Saturday November 18 2:00pm

Saturday November 18 7:30pm

All performances will be in the Leslie Phillips Theater on the campus of Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke MA, 01040 [Fine and Performing Arts Building, 2nd floor]

Running Time: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes

This performance does not have an intermission  


HCC Students Staff and Faculty $5.00

General Admission $10.00

Seniors $8.00

Tickets available 1 hour before show, at the Leslie Phillips Box Office, or by calling 413 552 2528 to reserve tickets.