‘Boom’ to be Performed at Pitt-Bradford

BRADFORD, Pa. –  “boom,” a modern comedy about the trials, tribulations, demise and origins of a species, will be performed next week at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The Division of Communication and the Arts will present the play at 7:30 p.m. April 7, 8 and 9, and at 2 p.m. April 10 in the Studio Theater of Blaisdell Hall. Cost is $6 for the public and $2 for students. Seating is limited.

In “boom,” a grad student’s personal ad lures a randy journalism coed to his subterranean lab, where he studies fish sleep cycles for signs of the apocalypse. Will their “intensely significant coupling” lead to another big bang, or is mankind’s fate in the hands of someone watching from outside the fishbowl?  Peter Sinn Nachtreib wrote the play.

“A couple of years ago it was the most produced play in professional theatres across the U.S., and it’s not hard to see why,” said Dr. Kevin Ewert, associate professor of theater. “I wanted to do it here at the university as soon as I read it.”

Performing in the production are Katherine Yeagle, a broadcast communications major from Newville; Jarret Clarke, a writing major from Bradford; and Romainne Harrod, an English major from Phoenix, Ariz. Yeagle is this year’s Robert C. Laing Creative Arts Award in Theatre recipient, and Harrod received last year’s award.

“boom” contains adult language and situations.

For more information, call the Bromeley Family Theater Box Office at (814) 362-5113.

For disability related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Service at (814)-362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu .


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