Sawtooth Productions, in association with Laughing Stock, presents a free reading of Samuel D. Hunter’s play Pocatello. Directed by Jon Kane, the local cast is comprised of David Janeski, Matt Gorby, Claudia McCain, Melodie Mauldin, Natalie Battistone, Kagan Albright, Aly Wepplo, Chris Carwithen, Juliette Rollins and Bill Nagel.
A failing Italian restaurant in the small town of Pocatello, Idaho, celebrates “famiglia week” in an effort to drum up business and reconnect with its values–a bit contrived, considering the restaurant is one branch of a large and impersonal corporate chain. But Eddie, the branch manager, believes in the restaurant and in the town, and refuses to give up on his home even as businesses close and friends and loved ones move on to life outside Pocatello.
From acclaimed Idaho playwright and MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter, Pocatello is a comedic and heartfelt look into the changing landscape of Middle America, and the flawed and lovable people trying to build a home on shifting ground.