"A grandly whacked-out apocalypse fantasy" -Washington Post
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.
Nicholas Yenson (Jules) is so happy to return to Wellesley Rep, where he previously appeared as Ronnie in The House of Blue Leaves. Since then he studied on scholarship at American Conservatory Theater and has performed in Port City (American Conservatory Theater), Anything Goes (Arena Stage), Me and My Girl (Jewel Theater Company), The Taming of the Shew (Shakespeare Theatre Company), and Broadway Backwards (New Amsterdam Theatre). Upcoming: Botticelli in the Fire (Marin Theatre Company). Thanks and thanks and ever thanks to Marta, Kate, Lindsay, Manasvi, Sarah, and Ted. @nicholasyensonX
Chloe Nosan (Jo) is a Wellesley College senior double majoring in English and Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, and she’s thrilled to be making her WRT debut – not with a bang, but a boom. Previous credits at Wellesley include Orcus in She Kills Monsters, “Birdie” Bowers in Terra Nova, and various roles in Working and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Other regional credits include productions at the Denver Center (White Christmas, Dusty and the Big Bad World) and Arvada Center (Hollywood Arms). You can also see the back of her head in several commercials. Chloe plans to move to New York City after graduation, where she hopes to find a job. Endless thanks to Marta and the rest of the team.X
Stephanie, making her Wellesley Rep debut, has studied with Shakespeare & Company (Text and Combat), Kristin Linklater (Voice), Keith Johnstone (Improv), Rena Mirecka (Grotowski), Living Stage and the San Francisco Mime Troupe (theater for social change), and is trained in ballet, jazz, modern, and African dance. She holds a BA in Theater from Brandeis University, and a degree in Deaf Studies from Northern Essex Community College.
Her extensive Theatre Credits include the following: NYC – Vineyard Theatre, The Women’s Project. Regional – Kennedy Center, Trinity Repertory. Boston Area – Huntington Theatre, Lyric Stage, New Rep, Nora Theatre (IRNE nomination), Gloucester Stage, Merrimack Repertory. She has appeared in independent and feature Film, speaking both in English and American Sign Language.X
Director: Marta Rainer
Stage Manager: Lindsay Garofalo
Production Manager: David Towlun
Set Designer: David Towlun
Costume Designer: Chelsea Kerl
Lighting Designer: Emily Bearce & Graham Edmonson
Sound Designer: George Cooke
Assistant Director: Micah Fong
Assistant Stage Manager: Manasvi Khanna