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First Nighter: Samuel D. Hunter Puts Pocatello on the Theater Map

David Finkle | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Throughout Samuel D. Hunter's play The Whale, at Playwrights Horizons in 2012, the main character is a gay man isolating himself by virtue of his obesity. Now back at PH with Pocatello, Hunter watches -- in a series of highly animated scenes -- another gay man who's isolating himself and has been isolated. Which condition came first is, like the chicken or egg, unclear.

First Nighter: Four Clicks and a Clunk Around Town

David Finkle | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

Charlie weighs in at somewhere between 550 and 600 pounds and conducts his online course in literary criticism and composition lying on his besieged sofa like an Idaho-Mormon-country beached behemoth.