In this image released by The Publicity Office, T.R. Knight appears in a scene from Samuel D. Hunter’s new play, "Pocatello," in New York. (AP Photo/The Publicity Office, Jeremy Daniel)

NEW YORK (AP) — The loss of individuality in small-town America takes a beating in “Pocatello,” a new play by Samuel D. Hunter, whose dark comedy “The Whale” was well-received off-Broadway in 2012. The death of local culture and small family businesses by relentlessly advancing big-box franchises is the villain in Hunter’s quirky, sometimes bleak new work.

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