Thursday, January 7 2016

12:00 AM-2:00 PM

The Basement Project, a new theatre company in residence at Museum of Contemporary Art, presents the South Florida premiere of Boom, an epic and intimate dark comedy by San Francisco based playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Directed by veteran Artistic Director Oleg Kheyfets and featuring original live music by duo sensationAfrobeta (Cuci Amador and Tony Smurfio),Boom runs Jan 7-31, Thurs-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm.

The New York Times calls Boom “engaging with darkly funny dialogue.”

Student tickets ($18.50) and regular priced tickets ($35) are available now on Eventbrite,, or by calling (305)677-9200. Free parking is available at MoCA immediately east, west, and south of the museum and handicapped parking is available behind the museum.

Boom stars Cuci Amador (Barbara), Nicole Fernandez (Jo) and Francisco Carreno (Jules). The production’s set, made largely from recycled plastic, is designed by Alexander Solodukho.  Costumes, designed by Kayce Armstrong, are also created from recycled materials and found objects.  Additional members of the creative team include Ron Burns (lighting) and Afrobeta (book and lyrics).

Boom tells the story of two college students, Jo and Jules, who meet online then get together for an evening of “casual sex”, but are thwarted by the apocalypse.  Will their night of “meaningless sex” be ruined by the need to save the world?  Or is mankind’s fate in the hands of someone watching from the outside?

The world premiere for Boom was originally staged at the prestigious Ars Nova in New York City with subsequent productions at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington D.C., Seattle Rep, Cleveland Public Theater, and more than a dozen other companies around the country.


Boom is a production of The Basement Project with support of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Inc., and The City of North Miami.  For more information about Boom, or to purchase tickets, visit or call (305) 677-9200.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

770 NE 125th Street, Miami, FL, 33161

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