Wellesley Repertory Theatre Investigates Life After the Apocalypse with “boom"


16 Dec

Presents

"boom" 

by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb


"Show hilariously explores the relationship between the two survivors of a global catastrophe and what it means about our modern world"

Photos Courtesy of:  Micah Fong

Press Release contributed by: Tessa Kurman Ali

Montagne Communications

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Performances at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre at Wellesley College. Performances: Jan. 16 at 7:00pm (Preview), Jan. 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Feb. 1, 6, 7 & 8 at 7:00pm, Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, Feb. 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 2:00pm. Ticket prices $20 general admission, $10 for students and seniors. For tickets visit https://www.wellesleyrep.org


Directed by Marta Rainer.

Cast includes: Nicholas Yenson, Stephanie Clayman, Chloe Nosan.


Wellesley, M.A. (December 16, 2019) – With its upcoming performances of boom, Wellesley Repertory Theatre will help audiences explore our modern times through the post-apocalyptic romp’s peculiar lens. The three-person show, written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, will be performed January 16 through February 9, 2020, in the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre at Wellesley College.

At an evolutionary museum far in the future, a curator tells the story of two present-day people on a first date interrupted by a comet hitting the Earth, with globally catastrophic repercussions. This couple soon finds themselves as the last two people on the planet; the fate of humanity suddenly lands on their shoulders as they realize they could be the new Adam and Eve. Spanning billions of years, boom riotously looks at the depths of humanity – what we want from one another, how we take care of each other, and how our stories become important.

“I love how the story is both darkly hilarious and full of real depth,” said Marta Rainer, Artistic Director, Wellesley Repertory Theatre. 'boom' is a fun show, but also tackles deep questions and themes about humanity, society, and our world. It has a lot to say about who we are.”

“From pants-around-the-ankles comedy to hipster Twilight Zone takeoff…boom is imaginative and easy to like,” says The New Yorker. The New York Times praises, saying “… [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.”

Directed by award-winning artist Marta Rainer, the show’s three-person cast features performances by American Conservatory Theatre-trained actor Nicholas Yenson* - who returns to Wellesley Rep having last appeared in House of Blue Leaves in 2016 - and welcoming storied Boston actor Stephanie Clayman* and Wellesley College senior Chloe Nosan to the boards for their Wellesley Rep debuts.

* indicates Actors’ Equity Association membership

Performances will take place at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre at Wellesley College. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. In addition, the Theatre will host “Pay What You Will” Thursdays, where guests can choose what they pay. The theatre is handicapped accessible.

For more information about Wellesley Repertory Theatre, its performance schedule and to buy tickets, visit https://www.wellesleyrep.org.

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With its upcoming performances of boom, Wellesley Repertory Theatre will help audiences explore our modern times through the post-apocalyptic romp’s peculiar lens. The three-person show, written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, will be performed January 16 through February 9, 2020, in the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre at Wellesley College. Pictured above (L-R), Nicholas Yenson, Stephanie Clayman and Chloe Nosan rehearse a scene. Photo Credit: Micah Fong

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With its upcoming performances of boom, performed January 16 through February 9, 2020, in the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre at Wellesley College, Wellesley Repertory Theatre will help audiences explore our modern times through the post-apocalyptic romp’s peculiar lens. At an evolutionary museum far in the future, a curator played by Stephanie Clayman (pictured above) tells the story of two present-day people on a first date interrupted by a comet hitting the Earth, with globally catastrophic repercussions. Photo Credit: Micah Fong


About Wellesley Repertory Theatre 

Wellesley Repertory Theatre is the award-winning professional company, in residence since 1998 on the Wellesley College campus. Wellesley Repertory Theatre (expanded from Wellesley Summer Theatre) was founded by Artistic Director Nora Hussey to provide an artistic home for Wellesley College alums and helping them integrate into the Boston theatre scene. 

What began with a core company of three, and one production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, has grown in the intervening years to a core company of 21. The productions over the years have been lauded by critics and audiences alike. The company has been awarded the Moss Hart Award for Theatrical Excellence multiple times.


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