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

Creative Loafing Best of the Bay

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

Variety

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

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.

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.”

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

Media

Boom Review

I’m not normally one to share reviews of other productions of plays that we’re doing, but this Variety review of the original Ars Nova production

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Cast & Crew

  • Kari Goetz – Director
  • Jaime Giangrande-Holcom – Stage Manager

Cast

  • Summer Bohnenkamp – Barbara
  • Chris Holcom – Jules
  • Geneva Rae – Jo

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

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