Playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb



by Peter Nachtrieb

Directed by Ken Prestininzi
Assistant Director, Charly Simpson

July 11, 12, 13, 14, August 3, 2007, at 8:00 PM
August 4 at 1:00 PM

Can impending doom be the ultimate aphrodisiac? Jules and Jo go toe to toe as their world collapses around them. Sex. Lies. Videotape. Fish that are trying to tell us something. You definitely won’t want to miss this one.

Susannah Flood and Jimmy King in boom at Playwrights Rep in 2007.


Jules Jimmy King
Jo Susannah Flood
Barbara Constance Crawford

Reviews of New York premiere at Ars Nova:

"Mr. Nachtrieb has a gift for darkly funny dialogue and an appealing way of approaching big themes sideways. ...Boom winds up speaking, quietly and piquantly, to our enduring fascination with and need for myths about the beginning of life as well as its end." -- Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"I would definitely recommend grabbing your ticket to Boom" -- Matt Johnston, Nytheatre.com

"A fantastically wild ride! Nachtrieb has crafted an imaginative piece of social satire...a clever play that's both experimental and entertaining." -- Backstage.com

"Sex! Planet-ruining cataclysms! Loads of booze! We're ready for whatever strange places Boom wants to take us!" -- Variety

Review of Playwrights Rep production:

"...clever, well-crafted and witty play..." -- Channing Gray, ProJo