Jun 01 2009 / Boom!

boom!

By Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Directed by Kari Goetz

Mar. 11 – 28, 2010

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $24.50

Shimberg Playhouse
Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Cast & Crew Media Patron Reviews Season

Winner!

  • Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Actress, Reader’s Poll Runner-Up – Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins

"boom! is surely not to be missed. I can say without reservation that I have never laughed harder in the theatre." – onstageTampa

"If you like quirky comedies, boom! may be just the thing for you." – Tampa Bay Arts Net

"It’s like ‘The Twilight Zone,’ ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents,’ ‘Lost in Space’ and Cormac McCarthy’s brain rolled into one." – The Tampa Tribune

"Deft and constant little plot twists and revelations, along with clever lines and well-written dialogue, have made Nachtreib’s play popular with theater companies. Engaging characterizations in the Jobsite production will go a long way toward making it popular with audiences." – St. Petersburg Times

It’s the end of the world as they know it

"SEX! PLANET-RUINING CATACLYSMS LOADS OF BOOZE! boom! has all of these things." – Variety

(L-R) Geneva Rae and Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins in Jobsite's Boom. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

Jobsite Theater is delighted to present the hit comedy boom! by award-winning playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. boom! received its world premiere at Ars Nova in New York in 2008, and has been produced at Woolly Mammoth, Seattle Rep, and Cleveland Public Theatre to critical acclaim. According to a recent study by Theater Communications Group, boom! is one of the most-produced plays of the 2009-10 season, with productions at 12 other theater companies around the U.S.

"UPROARIOUSLY FUNNY. It’s literate, coarse, thoughtful, sweet, scabrously inappropriate, wracked by existential anxiety, and wonderfully humane … this is one end-of-the-world story that"s likely to leave you grinning from ear to ear." – City Paper

In this explosive comedy about the end of the world, Jo answers a casual encounters Craigslist ad for "sex to change the course of the world." She has no idea that grad student Jules actually fears the apocalypse is at hand and is looking for a partner to repopulate the species. That he’s gay and she hates babies is the least of their problems. Will their "intensely significant coupling" lead to another big bang, or is mankind’s fate in the hands of someone watching from outside the fishbowl?

"We are very excited to continue this season with another comedy," says Jobsite Theater Producing Artistic Director David M. Jenkins. "Tampa Bay has been turning out in record numbers this season for fun shows like Night of the Living Dead and What the Butler Saw, and we are certain that boom! will continue that trend. The apocalypse has never been funnier."

Cast & Crew

  • Kari Goetz – Director

Cast

  • Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins – Barbara
  • Chris Holcom – Jules
  • Geneva Rae – Jo
  • Jaime Giangrande-Holcom – Stage Manager

Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Sound Designer
  • Greg Newcomb – Graphic Designer
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic and Lighting Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costumer Designer
  • Krystalle Voecks – Asst. Stage Manager
Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins

Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins

All New People, America abridged, American Buffalo, Bible abridged, Bloody Poetry, Books abridged, boom, Cloud Nine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Delusion of Darkness, Dog Sees God, Embedded, Girl's Guide, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hedwig, History of the Devil, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mindgame, Pericles, Phyro-Giants!, Reasons to be Pretty, Shakespeare abridged, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The Odd Couple, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn

Jaime Giangrande

Jaime Giangrande-Holcom

boom, Chapel Perilous, Crimes of the Heart, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Eleemosynary, Gorey Stories, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, Lieutenant of Inishmore, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Night of the Living Dead, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Pillowman, Playing With Fire, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Ros and Guil, Serpent, The 39 Steps, The Odd Couple, We Won't Pay, Woman in Mind

Kari Goetz

Kari Goetz

Artistic Associates, Bloody Poetry, boom, Crimes of the Heart, Dog Sees God, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Eleemosynary, Girl's Guide, Grimm's Faery Tales, Lieutenant of Inishmore, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Mineola Twins, Night of the Living Dead, Phyro-Giants!, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Playing With Fire, Reasons to be Pretty, Ros and Guil, Woman in Mind

Chris Holcom

Chris Holcom

Acropolis, All New People, Artistic Associates, Bloody Poetry, boom, Boys Next Door, Delusion of Darkness, Dracula, Dream Play, Embedded, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, Machinal, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mineola Twins, Murder Ballads, Night of the Living Dead, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Pillowman, Playing With Fire, SDRnR, Serpent, subUrbia, The Odd Couple, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay

David Jenkins

David M. Jenkins

America abridged, Artistic Associates, Baby Makes Seven, Beauty Queen, Bible abridged, Bloody Poetry, Books abridged, boom, Closetland, Cloud Nine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Eleemosynary, Embedded, Fahrenheit 451, Frankie and Johnny, Girl's Guide, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mindgame, Mineola Twins, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder Ballads, Night of the Living Dead, Pericles, Pillowman, Playing With Fire, Quills, Race, Reasons to be Pretty, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Ros and Guil, SDRnR, Shakespeare abridged, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps, The Lonesome West, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw, Woman in Mind

Geneva Rae

Geneva Rae

boom, Night of the Living Dead, Picasso at the Lapin Agile

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Brian M. Smallheer

Acropolis, All New People, American Buffalo, Artistic Associates, Beauty Queen, boom, Boys Next Door, Closetland, Cloud Nine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Delusion of Darkness, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Embedded, Fahrenheit 451, Frankie and Johnny, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, Machinal, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mindgame, Mineola Twins, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder Ballads, Nature of Fear, Night of the Living Dead, Pericles, Phyro-Giants!, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Pillowman, Quills, Rabbit Hole, Race, Reasons to be Pretty, Ros and Guil, Serpent, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps, The Guys, The Lonesome West, The Odd Couple, This is How it Goes, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Titus Andronicus, Topdog Underdog, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw, Woman in Mind

Krystalle Voecks

Krystalle Voecks

boom, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Dog Sees God, Mindgame, Taming of the Shrew

Media

Gallery

Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins in Jobsite's Boom. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

(clock. from top) Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins, Chris Holcom and Geneva Rae in Jobsite's Boom. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

(clock. from top) Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins, Chris Holcom and Geneva Rae in Jobsite's Boom. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

(L-R) Geneva Rae, Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins and Chris Holcom in Jobsite's Boom. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

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I seriously think @jobsitetheater is one of the most consistently good theatre companies I’ve seen. boom! was great as usual. – Aaron_Horne

Do you want to laugh? Do you like "edgy" humor? What would you do if the end of the world was imminent? Go see boom! @jobsitetheater. – networkmaster

Boom! Mother Fucker! Boom! Excellent show. – jmasc6

boom! was excellent. – mmobrien

boom! Ftw! Come one, come all. Hilarity will ensue! Seriously… Never disappointed with a @jobsitetheater production. Thank you all, again! – faedkisses

Ok, boom! was fantastic. Great job, @jobsitetheater! – Songofthebeast

Funny, uplifting, touching and with one of the best wigs in the business! @jobsitetheater does it again with boom! – daidaloslost

Just got home from boom! My abs hurt from laughing!! I blame you, @jobsitetheater!!! – ChristenP

Congrats to Kari Goetz and @jobsitetheater for their wonderfully presented production of boom! last night. Review to follow soon. – onstageTampa

boom! @jobsitetheater is hilarious! Great plot twist at end and love that our tank has such a prominent role! – susanoliver

boom! @jobsitetheater was a lot of laughs. Great cast. Loved Summer Jenkins! Check it out @strazcenter Tampa! – lillyonthewater

boom! was even better the second time around. – mmobrien

Via Facebook

boom! is very, very good. – Ward Smith

boom! Was awesome lmao! I encourage my amigos to see it. There are other things to do in Tampa’s nightlife besides clubbing people! – Jessy Julianna Quinones

Best use of kettle drum, Carmina Burana and Lakme ever. – David Hood

Went to see boom! at the Jobsite Theater tonite. One word: f-ing hysterical!!! oops, that’s 1/2 words. GO SEE IT! – Mayra Calo

By Shawn Paonessa in boom!

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