Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman in a Powerful New Production
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The last date listed for John Gabriel Borkman was Sunday May 9, 2010 / 7:00pm.
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The Rapture is coming -- to a parking lot in Idaho. At least that's what Will, the central character of Samuel D. Hunter's prophetically funny play A Bright New Boise, has convinced himself. The piously religious Will recently moved from his small hometown and a bitter scandal that enveloped his evangelical church. Working to establish himself in Boise, Will finds himself working and searching with other minimum-wage employees at the Hobby Lobby, a big-box crafts store. Will tries to reconcile his ongoing mission for spiritual salvation with the superficial, secular and often profane world around him. A Bright New Boise is a humorous look at the search for meaning. Learn More
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I was disappointed with this slow moving production. No fault of the actors as most of them are top notch as I have seen most of them in other productions. One actor did fall short for me as if lines were rote and just being stated not acted. The major challenge is the slowness of the play and dialogue that did not keep me engaged. I constantly found my thoughts drifting elsewhere. Some audience members feel asleep and a handful left at intermission. Luckily though the second act did improve from the first act.
On a positive note, the costumes were well done as was the set with beautiful furniture. The wigs were also notable and realistic. Love this theater and I usually love the plays. I guess one boring production out of many isn’t too bad . . .
Home now, after serving time in prison for embezzlement, Borkman has spent the last eight years pacing alone and making plans for a comeback. Meanwhile, his estranged wife and her twin sister vie for the loyalty of the prized son.
Directed by former Artistic Director Barbara Oliver and featuring James Carpenter (The Master Builder) and Karen Grassle (Caroline “Ma” Ingalls from TV’s popular series Little House on the Prairie).