A Great Wilderness

by Samuel D. Hunter


Walt has devoted his life to “curing” teenage boys of their homosexuality at his remote Idaho wilderness camp. Pressured to accept one last client, his life begins to unravel.


September 1st – 23rd
Fridays 7:30 PM & Saturdays 5:00 PM


$30 General Admission

For Industry & Student rates, please call (716) 440-5521.


Compass Performing Arts Center, 545 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14222

“Deft and human handling of a controversial story.”
Vanguary Seattle

“[An] affecting drama that strengthens its hold on you bit by unpredictable bit.”
Boston Globe

About A Great Wilderness

After decades as the gentle-natured leader of a Christian retreat that endeavors to “cure” gay teens, Walt is packing up his life and preparing for a reluctant retirement. But when his final client quietly disappears into the remote Idaho wilderness, Walt discovers that his previously unwavering moral compass no longer points the way. With profound humanity and subtlety, A Great Wilderness navigates complex moral terrain, exploring the shifting motives and inconstant strength of our personal convictions.

Cast & Crew

Michael Starzynski


Diane Di Bernardo


Jon May


Emily Yancey


Kerrykate Abel


Jonathan Beckner


Drew McCabe