A BRIGHT NEW BOISE

April 22nd, 2016 – May 8th, 2016

Sponsored by danscape

By Samuel D. Hunter • Dark Comedy • This winner of the 2011 Obie Award puts us in the bleak, corporate break room of a big box store in Idaho where someone is summoning The Rapture. The employee break room is the site where the thorny issues of faith, forgiveness, and second chances are put on the table. With great eloquence and compassion these lost souls of the Hobby Lobby confront an unyielding world through the beige-tinted impossibility of modern faith.

Heather McHenry KroetchHeather McHenry-Kroetch (Director) is proud to be directing this very talented cast. Her most recent show for The Modern Theatre was last season’s God of Carnage. Other favorites include Arsenic and Old Lace (Modern) and Cemetery Club (Spokane Civic Theatre). Thanks to all of her wonderful family, notably Patrick, Madison and Logan–love you!

 

Doug DawsonDoug Dawson (Will) is an award-winning actor who holds a BA in Theatre from EWU. He is a SAG member and can be seen in seasons one and two of the Syfy Channel’s Z Nation as Skeezy. He is a playwright and composer and his original musical It’ll Come to You will make its world premiere at The Modern Theatre in the 2016-17 season. He thanks the audience for being the most important part of theatre.

Robby FrenchRobby French (Leroy) is a graduate of both The New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts, and The American Musical Dramatic Academy in NYC. His numerous and varied credits include the Regional Tours (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare . . . Abridged!), filmand TV (All My Children, Law and Order: SVU). Local credits include: Jamie (The Last Five Years), Enjolras ( Les Misérables) Jerry (The Full Monty), Gabe (Next To Normal), Phil Davis (White Christmas: In Concert) He was seen with The Modern in Tommy as Cousin Kevin, Berger in HAIR and Roger Davis in the local award winning RENT for all three productions. He is also an accomplished Songwriter, Musician, and an award-winning Acting Instructor. Much love to MSW, and family.

H Paton HeadshotHannah Paton (Anna) is thrilled to be a part of this show! Hannah serves as theDirector of Community Affairs at The Guardians Foundation, Inc. and is grateful for the opportunity to be onstage again. She was most recently seen as Diana in Lend Me A Tenor, and has directed The Nerd and Maybe Baby, all at The Modern-CDA. She would like to thank her husband Jim for his love and support in all things.

Emily Jones HeadshotEmily Jones (Pauline) is so thankful for this opportunity to join such an amazing cast. Last seen as Annette Raleigh in The Modern-CDA’s production of God of Carnage, Tzeitel in Spokane Civic’s Fiddler on the Roof, and in the ensemble in Civic’s Les Miserables, she is grateful to the welcoming theater community in this area and to her husband, Zac, whose teamwork makes participating in this art that she loves possible.

Maxim ChumovMaxim Chumov (Alex) is excited to return to The Modern Theater! One of his most recent and notable performances was in Orphans which went on to compete in the National AACT competition. He is happy to be doing what he loves and thanks his friends and family for their love and support.

Alisha_Pierce_WebAlisha Pierce (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be involved in her first production with The Modern Theatre, and she is thankful for it to be with such a talented cast and crew. She is a graduate of Spokane Falls Community College, and is currently studying at Eastern Washington University where she will receive her degree in business. In the past she was assistant stage manager for Civic Theatre’s Three Musketeers, and stage manager for SFCC’s production of Hamlet.

Jamie Russell - Headshot - Modern - danscape (19 of 28)Jamie Russell (Costumer) joined Lake City Playhouse as Resident Costumer at the start of the 2010-11 Season. Having costumed for variety of production companies throughout the Inland Northwest, she is thrilled to call The Modern Theater home. Jamie costumes many of the main stage at both venues.

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Jeremy Whittington (Set Design) has built and painted the Modern sets for Boeing BoeingAssassins, The Wild Party, Other Desert Cities, Lucky Me, Last of the Boys and many, many more. He was the Stage Manager for Other Desert Cities and The Wild Party as well, and he was last seen on The Modern stage as Sam Byck in Assassins.

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