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- Creative Loafing Best of the Bay – Best Actress, Reader’s Poll Runner-Up – Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins
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.”
“SEX! PLANET-RUINING CATACLYSMS LOADS OF BOOZE! boom! has all of these things.” – Variety
“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
“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
Cast & Crew
- Kari Goetz – Director
- Summer Bohnenkamp-Jenkins – Barbara
- Chris Holcom – Jules
- Geneva Rae – Jo
- Jaime Giangrande-Holcom – Stage Manager
- 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
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
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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