THE 2011 OBIE AWARD WINNER FOR PLAYWRITING BY SAMUEL D. HUNTER
In the bleak, corporate break room of a craft store in Idaho, someone is summoning The Rapture. Will, who has fled his rural hometown after a scandal at his Evangelical church, comes to the Hobby Lobby, not only for employment, but also to rekindle a relationship with Alex, his brooding teenage son, whom he gave up for adoption several years ago. Alex works there along with Leroy, his adopted brother and protector, and Anna, a hapless young woman who reads bland fiction but hopes for dramatic endings. As their manager, foul-mouthed Pauline, tries ceaselessly to find order (and profit) in the chaos of small business, these lost souls of the Hobby Lobby confront an unyielding world through the beige-tinted impossibility of modern faith.
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL SHAW
2011 Obie Award winner for Playwriting | 2011 Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Play
Running time: 110 minutes. There will be no intermission.
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