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By Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

January 16-February 9, 2020 | Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

At an evolutionary museum far in the future, a curator tells the epic and intimate story of two present-day people on an awkward first date...which gets interrupted by a comet hitting the Earth with globally catastrophic repercussions! Our mismatched duo are forced to face the odds (and their fears and prejudices) together as the dust settles and questions about the future of the world bloom.

"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.

"From pants-around-the-ankles comedy to hipster Twilight Zone takeoff..."boom" is imaginative and easy to like" - The New Yorker

"...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." -The New York Times

"Both the funniest play seen hereabouts this season and one of the most thoughtful" - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Suggested for audiences 14+. Viewer discretion is advised.

The Last Wife

By Kate Hennig

Cancelled due to coronavirus | Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

We hope to bring you the Boston premiere of this exciting script in the future, when it will be safe to gather again. Until then: be well!

"A riveting meditation on power, family, intimacy"
– Ottawa Citizen

A contemporary retelling of the compelling relationship between Katherine Parr and Henry VIII, The Last Wife is a funny, powerful examination of patriarchy, sexual politics, and women’s rights.

Kate Parr is smart, confident, and passionate: a rising star in a world of intense competition. But her obligatory marriage to Henry is rife with the threat of violence and lure of deceit; her secret liaisons with Thom, her husband’s former brother-in-law, could send her to an early grave; and her devotion to the education and equal rights of Henry’s daughters is putting an even bigger strain on her marriage. Does Kate risk her life to gain authority in both her relationship and her political career? Which love will she be led to if she follows her heart? And what kind of future is there for her children if she makes a crucial mistake?

"We enter the theater thinking we know the story. We leave knowing we never knew the half of it. Compelling and enthralling." - The Berkshire Edge

“…lively…contemporary…unapologetic” – Globe and Mail