A Bright New Boise: Obie Award-Winning Dark Comedy
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The last date listed for A Bright New Boise was Sunday November 13, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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Watching a Supreme Court case performed verbatim may not sound like a lot (or even a little) fun. But when the Supreme Court case is 1991's Barnes v. Glen Theatre, in which a group of strippers claims mandatory pasties and thongs infringe on their First Amendment rights, and the play is performed by Elevator Repair Service, who received rave reviews for Gatz, a verbatim performance of The Great Gatsby, it all makes a lot more sense. Arguendo shows the Supreme Court justices pondering the ideas of "adult" car washes and nude operas, while the lawyers and representative go-go dancer make their case in a show that's both heartfelt and silly. The New York Times called Arguendo "wittily inventive" and Entertainment Weekly described it as "boisterously entertaining." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed 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.
Quotes & Highlights
“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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company ignites an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC.