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February Scriptease: “Bright New Boise” by Samuel D. Hunter
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
“Bright New Boise” by Samuel D. Hunter
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Suggested donation $5.00
Location: First Unitarian Church, 1800 Bell Ave., Des Moines IA 50315
The Story: 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.Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise is a earnest comedy about the meager profits of modern faith.