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Boom

A laboratory; an eccentric marine biologist; a skeptical journalism student; and a woman pulling levers. See how a simple response to a craigslist "casual encounter ad" can change the course of the world. This epic comedy is the story of who survives when the universe decides to cause a major global catastrophic event. How would you prepare for the end of the world?
Additional and generous funding provided by - 
The C. Farrell Scholarship, CWU-USITT Student Chapter , Central Theatre Club (CTC), and the Ellensburg Arts Commission.
 

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January 23, 2012

ELLENSBURG, Wash.  — How would you prepare for the end of the world? In Peter Sinn Nachtreib’s comedy, BOOM, a simple response to a Craigslist “casual encounter ad” may change the course of the world. Central Washington University Central Theatre Ensemble’s BOOM is the story of who survives when the universe decides to cause a global catastrophic event.

A slightly nerdy marine biologist, Jules (played by Ryan Bohannon), has discovered a behavioral pattern in fish that suggests the humankind is doomed. So he places a Craigslist ad, searching for a woman to help him repopulate the earth. His ad is answered by Jo (played by Chauncey Trask). However, there are a few problems with Jules’s plan: he’s gay, and Jo doesn’t like kids. Will the future of mankind be fatally compromised? And who is the mysterious Barbara (played by Skye Stephenson)? Find out in this fast-paced, witty production, directed by Patrick Polsin.

BOOM is produced, directed, designed, staged, and acted entirely by students in CWU’s Theatre Arts program. 

BOOM will be performed January 27 and 28 at 7 p.m., and January 29 at 2 p.m., in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors/students, and $5 for CWU students. Due to mature content, the play may not be suitable for children. 

Tickets may be purchased online at www.cwu.edu/tickets, at the Wildcat Shop, the Wildcat Welcome Center, or at the door.

Additional funding has been provided by the CWU student chapter of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Central Theatre Club, the C. Farrell Scholarship, and the Ellensburg Arts Commission.