A Bright New Boise: Obie Award-Winning Dark Comedy
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This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer looks at the unexpected friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has a driving mishap in which her automobile is demolished, her son hires Hoke Colburn to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke over time, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South at the time. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette (called the Meryl Streep of Washington theater) and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic. Learn More
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Featured review from SueRed Velvet
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Excellent play. It held our attention and I overheard much discussion on the way out--a good sign. I wish it were going to be here longer so I could recommend it to friends. We thought the acting was very good. (the subject could be sensitive to religious fundamentalists but not intended that way). The theatre and staff are great as usual.
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An astonishing, powerful piece of theatre! As a person of faith, I found it provocative, respectful and meaningful. Lots of profanity, but none of it gratuitous - rather, a comment on how we now communicate. Alternately funny and heartbreaking, I...continued
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“This clear-eyed comedy will lift your heart.” —TimeOut New York
Prepare yourself: in the parking lot of a mega craft store in Idaho, someone is summoning The Rapture. Samuel D. Hunter’s heartbreakingly funny reckoning between a father and son will shatter your preconceptions about the sacred, the profane, and the secret lives of big-box retailers.
Featuring company members Kimberly Gilbert, Michael Willis, and Michael Russotto, with Felipe Cabezas, Michael Glenn, Joshua Morgan and Emily Townley.
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