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Father and son reconnect at a big box store in A Bright New Boise, which will open at The Bard's Town tonight.  

A Bright New Boise will take place on July 26, 27, 28, Aug. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 at 7:30 p.m. each night.  All performances will take place at The Bard's Town, located at 1801 Bardstown Road in the Highlands.

Tickets for Friday and Saturday shows are $16 (paying by credit card) or $15 (paying by cash).  Thursday show tickets, meanwhile, have a "pay what you can" scale.  All tickets can be purchased at The Bard's Town, on The Bard's Town website, or, if available, at the door.  More information on the show can be found at The Bard's Town Theatre website.

A Bright New Boise is a comedy/drama that features the repairing of a father/son relationship as the supposed end of the world nears.  The father, a former minister, now works at a big box retailer with his estranged son.  As the two get closer, the father must decide between his beliefs and his relationship with his son.  At the same time, employees learn of the father's troubled past.

A Bright New Boise is making its Louisville debut and features the cast of Megan Brown, Ally Giesting, Ben Geirhart, Corey Music, and Doug Schutte.  Schutte also directed the play, which Samuel D. Hunter created.  

The play has had previous success, gaining numerous nominations and an OBIE Award in 2011.

Following Boise, The Bard's Town will present the return of the Ten-Tucky Festival of Ten Minute Plays.  The festival will go on in September.  More information on The Bard's Town's season can be found in this article.

Before or after any show, make sure to grab dinner at The Bard's Town.  Menu items can be found at The Bard's Town website. 

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A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for Louisville.com since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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