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Holyoke Community College, Theater

November 16, 2023 - November 18, 2023

The Holyoke Community College Theater Department will present its fall 2023 production of A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter Nov. 16-18, at 7:30 p.m. each night with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 18.

All performances will be in the Leslie Phillips Theater on the second floor of HCC’s Fine & Performing Arts building on the main HCC campus, 303 Homestead Ave. The Friday night performance, Nov. 17, will be ASL-interpreted.

Plot Synopsis:
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 20-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 contains strong language and graphic imagery and is appropriate for audience members 13 years of age and older.

The running time is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. There is no intermission.

Tickets are $5 for HCC students, staff, and faculty, $10 for general admission, and $8 for seniors. Tickets are available one hour before each show at the Leslie Phillips Box Office, or by calling 413.552.2528 to reserve tickets.



November 16, 2023
November 18, 2023


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave
Holyoke, MA 01040
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