A Bright New Boise: The Obie-Award-Winning Dark Comedy
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The last date listed for A Bright New Boise was Sunday January 27, 2013 / 7:00pm (Closing Night).
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Written by Tony-winning Irish playwright Enda Walsh (Once), Penelope is a blackly comic re-imagining of the story of Odysseus' wife. In The Odyssey, Penelope, the faithful wife of Odysseus, patiently awaited the return of her husband as suitors sought to marry her behind his back. In Walsh's clever and eloquent riff, brought to life in Rogue Machine Theatre's magnificently decrepit production, the suitors are clad in Speedos and camping out in an empty swimming pool under a scorching sun. Locked in a do-or-die competition for Penelope's hand, they'll do anything to win the prize and cheat death. First grabbing audiences with Disco Pigs, Walsh has gone on to win numerous awards, including an Obie and four Edinburgh Fringe First Awards, and wrote the screenplay for the Michael Fassbender film Hunger, which won the Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. Learn More
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“Drops a terrific surprise early on that hooks you” -Los Angeles Times
“Dark, droll and ultimately explosive work… Funny, compassionate and disturbing all at once” —Los Angeles Weekly
“Exemplary production. Thrives on unpredictability” —Backstage
“The text is exceedingly well-served by this polished production” —Hollywood Reporter
“LA’s edgiest of cutting-edge theater. Well worth visiting…pitch-perfect performances” —StageSceneLA
“One word: Bravo. Stunning - in its form, its approach, its language, and in its nuanced exploration of subject matter. Every performance is genuine.” —Stage & Cinema
_A Bright New Boise _is Ovation recommended.
This show is not recommended for children due to adult content and graphic imagery that may be disturbing or offensive to some viewers.