Auditions for boom



by Peter Nachtrieb

directed by Augustine Ripa

OPEN CALL Tuesday, January 26th

Callbacks Wednesday, January 27th

Performs February 26 thru March 5, 2016


“Sex to Change the Course of the World”—Comedy that celebrates the resilience of life against all odds!

A grad student’s online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of a weekend of “no strings attached” sex. But when a major global catastrophic event strikes the planet, their date takes on evolutionary significance and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. And who is that woman at the controls in this wacky museum?


Barbara museum operator, played by man or woman—wacky-good

Jules (male) slightly nerdy grad student—wants to save the world

Jo (female) looking for meaning in life; a journalism undergrad—sassy


SIGN UP for a time to audition on the sheet posted the theatre office, 301 Zoellner. Auditions will consist of reading from the script and perhaps some improvisation. Perusal copies of the script may be requested from or

Students cast are eligible to enroll in Theatre 35, Performance (2 credits).

QUESTIONS?—NEED MORE INFORMATION?…Ask the director, Gus… Augustine Ripa, Office 303, Zoellner. Extension 84595.

For inquiring minds like the author, here are some other links to dig into the background of the play a bit more. Perhaps a bit of exploring might inspire a leap into a new experience if one has not yet considered auditions with the Lehigh University Department of Theatre. Add more links in the comments if you’d like to contribute to the greater good.

Wikipedia entry for “Boom (play)” – please note, the correct title is boom (small ‘b’)

NYTimes Theater Review of the 2008 Ars Nova production

Link to entry on playwright’s (Peter Nachtrieb) website. Includes a link to 20 page preview of script.