Despite what thespian haters would have you believe, the world of theater is a constantly evolving art form. While some companies pay homage to musicals, dramas, and comedies of the past, organizations like the Basement Project present both classical and contemporary projects perfect for regular theatergoers and newbies alike.
The Basement Project’s debut production, Boom, combines comedy, romance, tragedy, and one of Miami’s most beloved bands. Written by San Francisco-based playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Boom follows what happens when a grad student’s personal ad lures a mysterious girl to his underground research lab under the pretense of a night of no-strings-attached sex. When a global catastrophe strikes, however, their date takes on an evolutionary significance, playing out in an epic and intimate comedy spanning billions of years.
Directed by Miami theater veteran Oleg Kheyfets, Boom features set design by Alexander Solodukho and live music by avant-dance duo Afrobeta.
Boom will run this Thursday through Saturday, January 31, with performances held Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami). Tickets cost $35. Call 305-677-9200 or visit thebasementproject.org.