The Whale and A Bright New Boise: two plays
Paperback, 200 pages ISBN: 9781559364607Publication Date:
8 Jan 2015
Size: 215mm x 135mm£15.99

The Whale and A Bright New Boise: two plays

By Samuel D. Hunter

Paperback £15.99

Two plays from an American playwright whose bighearted and funny plays explore the quiet desperation running through many American lives.

The Whale
On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six hundred pound recluse hides away in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. 

The Whale tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places. It won the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play.

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 the 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.

A Bright New Boise won the 2011 Obie Award for Playwriting.

Paperback, 200 pages ISBN: 9781559364607Publication Date:
8 Jan 2015
Size: 215mm x 135mm£15.99

Also by Samuel D. Hunter:

Five Plays
Decade

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