Already closed | 1h 15m | Midtown W

boom

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

About the show

This dark comedic allegory of survival in the face of impending doom offers an exploration of environmental inevitability, denial, and who gets to survive. More…

On the eve of cataclysm, a grad student in marine biology lures a journalism student to his research lab with a personal ad. When catastrophe strikes, a casual encounter becomes “Sex to change the course of the world.” And then there’s Barbara, mysteriously pulling levers and offering up her take on the legacy of the human race. 

1h 15m | Already closed | The Chain Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (19)

MEMBERS SAY:

Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious
74
Avg Score

79
Slow, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever

See it if You liked The Twilight Zone or watch Syfy Channel, Black Mirror or that type of program.

Don't see it if You want all your questions answered for you or if you want a show that makes sense from start to finish. Part of the fun here is the ???

66
Intermittently funny, Sour, Overwrought

See it if you'd like to see an adequate revival of a recently popular play so you can assess whether it is any longer relevant.

Don't see it if you are looking for something fresh.

Also I usually like plays that tinker with dramatic form. But there are exc... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you appreciate what can be done on a small stage, this one with a furnace filter decor! Boom is about the doom of a predict meteor plan.

Don't see it if you do not like loud "booms" or silliness, but you will be missing great acting by the museum docent and the others this energetic cast.

69
Original, Amusing, Quirky, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you have environmental concerns. There are some wonderful comic awareness raising moments.

Don't see it if the idea of a story within a story within a story is bothersome. The various layers don't pay off as well as I had hoped.

69
Over-acted, Clever writing, Funny, Quirky

See it if Archeologist-museum curator studies evolutionary pinch point that threatens to terminate higher life forms but surprisingly has happy ending

Don't see it if You don’t like unnecessary loud drumming, yelling, and screaming. You don’t appreciate pushing absurdity for laughs when subtlety will do.

67
Lightweight, Quirky, Moderately amusing

See it if you're a fan of those low-budget "doomsday" sci-fi stories that might be based on genuine science but are just laughable

Don't see it if you expect a truly affecting "dark comedy-" this one is silly, totally toothless & played for absurdity

Also Not funny enough to be a farce, not scary enough to be a true apocalyp... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Quirky, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like silly comedy. I can't say this show is "good" but it does make you laugh and is, for the most part, entertaining

Don't see it if you like more traditional comedy

69
Sci-fi end of civilization story misfires, Indulgent, Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if A post-Apocalypse mismatched Adam and Eve tale with annoying endless arguing is your idea of fun theater.

Don't see it if You require compelling interaction between interesting characters; this will disappoint you.

68
Ambitious, Banal, Clever, Funny, Edgy

See it if Science fiction

Don't see it if Lackluster plot

76
Original, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like stories about mismatched couples, you want some easy laughs, you like intimate theater,

Don't see it if you want a serious story about the end-game

Also I thought the "museum guide" was a great performer. The main couple, e... Read more Read less

74
Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if a two-character end of the world comedy (?) is to your taste

Don't see it if you have limited patience for Sturm und Drang

80
Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a crazy end of the world show with loud noises and a great museum docent.

Don't see it if you want a normal show with linear plot and a happy ending.

Also Enjoyed it very much. Silly and fun.

87
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Like good acting in light comedy

Don't see it if You like musicals. There was a constant banging of a drum that was very annoying

72
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a short comedy about two mismatched people trying to survive the world's end & dealing with question of re-population.

Don't see it if End of the world comedy is not your thing. Addition of perky narrator controlling the goings on was confusing. Sudden loud noise startles.

90
Entertaining, but frightening story.

See it if You like quirky characters in odd situations. Things that will make you think.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big Broadway production.

71
Quirky, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if can appreciate a good-enough if uneven contemporary play, a mixture of a realistic-style with wacky outbursts by 3 talented likable actors.

Don't see it if over-critical of new work by small companies

Also The premise and resolution are significantly better than the middle, a... Read more Read less

82
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You like a unique different show. Haven’t seen anything like it. Enjoyed the creativity.

Don't see it if You are looking for a linear plot or standard type story/play

50
Disappointing, Overacting, Confusing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if If you want to support experimental, risk taking theater.

Don't see it if You can't sit through 90 min of actors pushing really hard for the laughs that don't serve the story at all. Needs more rehearsals.

80
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like weird, funny theatre that leaves you thinking!

Don't see it if you don't like weird, funny theatre that leaves you thinking!


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