OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU Theatre to present apocalyptic comedy ‘boom’ in March

03/02/2017

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Theatre will present Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s apocalyptic comedy, “boom” March 9-12 in the Lab Theatre.

The play features an undergraduate journalism student, Jo, who responds to a personal ad promising “sex to change the course of the world.” She has no idea she will end up in a secret underground bunker with Jules, a nervously nerdy biology graduate student.

Convinced that doomsday is around the corner, Jules has prepared himself and one other survivor to repopulate the planet and save humanity. The witty and wild comedy explores themes of humanity, hope, and the miraculous nature of survival in a hostile universe.

OSU theatre arts student Reed Morris is directing the play, which also features the work of OSU students Annie Parham as Jo; Alex Small as Jules; and Diana Jepsen as Barbara.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. March 9-11 and 2 p.m. March 12. The Lab Theatre is located in Withycombe Hall, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis.

Tickets are $8; $6 for seniors; $5 for students/youth; and $4 for OSU students. There is no reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/1wgmTkJ  or by calling the box office at 541-737-2784. Contact the box office for disability accommodations, faculty/staff discounts or group ticket sales.

College of Liberal Arts

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