As part of my curriculum at Carnegie Mellon, I was paired with director Ariel Zucker during our sophomore year with the task of collaboratively selecting a play for her senior thesis. After months of reading plays and pitches to the school's Lab Review Committee, we happily decided upon boom, a dark comedy about the end of the world. We've had so much fun working on this show, and I've had the opportunity to lead creative team field trips, design and execute a lobby display, and facilitate a talkback with the playwright!
If the first archaic cells on Earth just did what they were supposed to do, being generally unimpressive for millions of years instead of having that one day, literally one day, where two of them did something different, and merged and became a whole new thing... If that didn't happen many times... Well then the rest of life wouldn't have happened. None of this had to happen. But it did. And it's beautiful...
Jules has predicted the end of the world. Thanks to a misleading Craigslist ad, Jo has joined him in an underground research lab where they find themselves to be the modern day Adam and Eve- if Adam were gay and Eve hated babies. This is a creation legend like no other. Goldfish, tampons, karate chops and much more await you in boom.