Boom is a one-act play, and its run time is approximately 100 minutes with no intermission.
"Mr. Nachtrieb has a gift for darkly funny dialogue and an appealing way of approaching big themes sideways. [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." —New York Times
"Sex to Change the Course of the World"—a grad student's online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of "no strings attached" sex. But when an alleged major global catastrophic event threatens to strike the planet, their date takes on evolutionary significance and the fate of humanity could hang in the balance. An epic and intimate dramatic comedy that explores the influences of fate versus randomness in the course of one's life, and life as we know it.
“Boom” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.