Casting Complete for World-Premiere Comedy Boom at the Ars Nova | Playbill

News Casting Complete for World-Premiere Comedy Boom at the Ars Nova
Complete casting has been announced for the world premiere of the new comedy Boom, which will begin performances at the Ars Nova March 5.

Directed by Alex Timbers, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's play will officially open March 20 and play a six-week run through April 13. The cast will comprise Megan Ferguson, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe and Susan Wands.

In Boom, press notes state, "something is about to explode and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. When Jo answers Jules' casual-encounters ad seeking 'intensely significant coupling,' she has no idea what she is in for. Stuck in his makeshift lab-turned-shelter and surrounded by cabinets full of bourbon, a lifetime supply of tampons and only a tank of fish for company, they're in for one hell of a blind date."

The production will include set design by Wilson Chin, lighting design by Marcus Doshi, costume design by Emily Rebholz and sound design by Mark Huang.

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's plays include Hunter Gatherers, Colorado, Meaningless and The Amorphous Blob. Hunter Gatherers received the 2007 American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg New Play Award and the 2007 Will Glickman Prize for best new play in the Bay Area. He is currently under commission from Encore Theatre Company and South Coast Rep and is a 2008 Resident Playwright at the Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco.

Show times March 5-23 are Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 7 PM; the March 27-April 13 schedule is Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 7 PM. The Ars Nova is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting

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