A dark comedic allegory of survival in the face of impending doom.
It's 2008. On the eve of cataclysm, a grad student in marine biology lures a journalism student to his research lab with a personal ad. When catastrophe strikes, a casual encounter becomes “sex to change the course of the world.” And then there’s Barbara, mysteriously pulling levers as she offers up her take on the legacy of the human race.
When boom premiered in 2008, it was named one of the most produced plays of the year. Just over a decade later, it speaks our contemporary, anthropocentric moment with a sense of humor. A comedic exploration of environmental inevitability, denial and, who gets to survive.
written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
directed by Tara Elliott
featuring Xandra Clark, Andrew Dobbie & Blaire O'Leary*
set design by Kelvin Pater
lighting design by Matthew Deinhart
sound design by Jesse Vance
stage managed by Tyler Danhaus
film production by Andrew Dobbie
logo/poster design by Dan DeCarlo
executive producers - Andrew Dobbie & Blaire O'Leary
*Actors Appear Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
Photography by Santiago Orjuela-Laverde