Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Directed by Beth Wood

November 28, 2008 - December 20, 2008

7:30pm and 3:00pm, James Levin Theatre


CPT is proud to present the Regional and Ohio Premiere of "boom" by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, onstage in the James Levin Theatre from November 28 - December 20. "Sex to change the course of the world..." In "boom", something is about to explode and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. CPT presents the regional premiere of this exciting work that premiered at Ars Nova in NYC in March 2008. In this hilarious new work, female journalism student Jo answers male marine biologist Jules' casual- encounters ad seeking "intensely significant coupling." She gets stuck in his makeshift lab-turned-shelter and finds herself surrounded by bourbon, fish tanks and a bunch of scary levers. It's the end of the world as we know it and this is the date to end all dates! OHIO AND REGIONAL PREMIERE.

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Raymond Bobgan - Producer
Robert Maschke Architects Inc. - Set Design
Alison Garrigan - Costume Design
Daniel Schreckengost - Lighting Design
William J. Amato III - Sound Design
Danielle Hisey - Stage Management

boom3Featuring Kelly Elliott, Laurel Johnson, Douglas H. Snyder

Cabaret Tables will be available for boom – reserve yours for only $20 per party, which includes table service and corkage fees.

Please note: boom is recommended for Mature Audiences only!

Click here to listen to an interview with CPT Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan and boom playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb on WCPN’s Around Noon.


“The funniest play seen hereabouts this season and one of the most thoughtful.”
Tony Brown, The Plain Dealer

“Not-to-be-missed…so fiercely funny, while being simultaneously brainy, that it keeps you nailed to your seat – laughing and shaking your head in wonderment…a fast-paced and fascinating mind game.”
Christine Howey, Cleveland Scene

“A breathless 90 minutes that will leave audiences thinking, laughing and scratching their heads in wonderment….”boom” is a play you will ponder and talk about all the way home.”
Fran Heller, Cleveland Jewish News

“An outrageous and often hilarious comedy…A rumination on sex, sexuality, media and science in the modern age – but ultimately, it’s just good, naughty fun.”
Brian Patrick Thornton, Spangle Magazine

“What appears to be a casual date evolves into something far more momentous which includes Pampers, a baster, a broken leg, fish, Tampons, drums and chains. If you like Theater of the Absurd, this is for you!”
Roy Berko, Cool Cleveland

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