Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company continues its 2008-09 Season with Boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, author of Hunter Gatherers, winner of the 2007 Steinberg New Play Award. Directed by Woolly Mammoth veteran John Vreeke, a Helen Hayes Award nominee for Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis, the cast features Woolly acting company members Kimberly Gilbert and Sarah Marshall with Aubrey Deeker. Woolly Mammoth's production of Boom features an updated script by the playwright and is the first production since its premiere at Ars Nova in New York last spring. The production also features a set designed by local architect Tom Kamm.**
Performances for Boom are November 3 to 30, 2008. Woolly Mammoth is located at 641 D Street, NW (7th & D).
"What a fun, stimulating show this is. What begins as a simple romantic-comedy transforms itself into a full-blown sci-fi fantasy," states Howard Shalwitz. "Peter's unexpected vision of the future of life on planet Earth combines braininess, zaniness, and quite a bit of compassion. He asks us to think about the precarious nature of our existence, while at the same time celebrating the resilience of life, both great and small. We're thrilled to introduce playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb to Washington with Boom, and to welcome a collection of our favorite eccentrics - Vreeke, Marshall, Gilbert, and Deeker - back to the Woolly stage."
K Gilbert and A Deeker
A Deeker, K Gilbert and S Marshall
Sarah Marshall with sign