Eastern Illinois University

A Bright New Boise

In the bleak, corporate break room of a craft store in Idaho, someone is summoning The Rapture. Will, who has fled his rural hometown after a scandal at his Evangelical church, comes to Hobby Lobby, not only for employment, but also to rekindle a relationship with Alex, his brooding teenage son, whom he gave up for adoption several years ago. Alex works there along with Leroy, his adopted brother and protector, and Anna, a hapless young woman who reads bland fiction but hopes for dramatic endings. As their manager, foul-mouthed Pauline, tries ceaselessly to find order (and profit) in the chaos of small business, these lost souls of the Hobby Lobby confront an unyielding world through the beige-tinted impossibility of modern faith.Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise is a earnest comedy about the meager profits of modern faith. 2011 Obie Award Winner for Playwriting.

Times and prices


10/07 | 7:30 pm   Buy Tickets
10/08 | 7:30 pm   Buy Tickets
10/09 | 7:30 pm   Buy Tickets
10/10 | 2:00 pm   Buy Tickets

Ticket Prices
General | $15.00
EIU Employees | $13.00
Senior | $13.00
Students | $5.00

Performance Location

The Black Box Theatre

The Black Box