A Bright New Boise

  • 221 Walnut Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Iowa Stage Theatre Company
  • Dates: May 12, 2023 - May 14, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Des Moines Civic Center - Stoner Theater
  • Price: varies - see website
  • Overview

    Will moves from his rural Idaho hometown and gets a job at the Boise Hobby Lobby looking for a fresh start – and a chance to meet Alex, the brooding teenager he gave up for adoption. However, Will’s secrets follow him, and soon everyone, from foul-mouthed manager Pauline to shy dreamer Anna and especially Alex’s adopted brother Leroy, is pulled into them. This moving yet funny play was a breakthrough for playwright Samuel Hunter, a graduate of University of Iowa, and won the Obie for best play. Another of Hunter’s plays, The Whale, is being released as a film starring Brendan Fraser.