Clark College Theatre begins season with "A Bright New Boise"

For Immediate Release
November 4, 2019

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Obie Award-winning dark comedy about faith in modern times runs Nov. 15 - 23


VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College Theatre starts its 2019-2020 season with A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter.

Winner of the 2011 Obie Award for Playwrighting and nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, A Bright New Boise is darkly funny examination of American religion set in the staff room of an Idaho Hobby Lobby. 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. 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.

This production’s cast includes: E Andres Houseman as Will, Linda Owsley as Pauline, Corinne Stephens as Anna, Keegan Harrison as Leroy, and Brenden Kinnee as Alex. The show is directed by Mark Owsley.

This show contains adult themes, language, and content.

Show Dates: May 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23. All show times are at 7:30 p.m. in the Decker Theatre, Frost Arts Center, on Clark College’s main campus. Maps and directions are available at

Ticket Information: Students (with ID) $10; Alumni (with membership) $10; Senior Citizens $12; General Admission $15. Tickets may be purchased online at, or call 360-992-2815.

If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP), or visit Penguin Union Building room 013, as soon as possible.