Sam Hunter

Samuel D. Hunter
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A Great Wilderness (formerly Exodus)
by Samuel D. Hunter
January 26 – February 2

The play centers around Walter, who has spent his life counseling teenage Christian boys whose parents fear their sons have homosexual tendencies. When a teenager arrives at a fellowship camp in the Idaho wilderness, Walter has a crisis of faith. Hunter’s work has been produced nationally and internationally, making him a rising young star in the theatre world. His play, A Bright New Boise, won the 2011 OBIE Award for playwriting. Hunter hails from Northern Idaho and is currently a playwright-in-residence at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.