Friday, May 28, 2010

boom Review Quotes

posted by Nick Cernoch at 1:07 PM

Back Stage by Les Spindle

"Critic's Pick!"

“…hilarious and thought-provoking…”

“…a quirky romcom that morphs into a tension-filled apocalyptic parable.”

“Brimming with originality and wit…”

“Nachtrieb's engrossing play is given an exemplary L.A.-premiere staging, thanks to the efforts of director Dámaso Rodriguez and a splendid three-member cast.”

“Cernoch achieves a richly varied performance, including superbly dexterous physical comedy.”

“Goodchild excels at revealing intricate layers of her troubled character while finding the zany humor in the dialogue.”

“Duffy is marvelous as the chatty hostess who initially comes across as businesslike but soon begins showing her own emotions, adding fun and insight to the unfolding drama.”


Pasadena Star News by Frances Nicholson

“deliciously wacky take on the end of the world”

“…delightfully silly look at a scientific Armageddon.”

“Cernoch and Goodchild make these characters sympathetic, silly and honest all at once: just enough humanity to connect with the audience, just enough silliness to keep the atmosphere light.”

“When she (Julia Duffy) leaves her established duties to connect with the audience, things become ever more wildly improbable, and delightfully funny.”

“Director Damaso Rodriguez has given the piece a fine intensity…”

“For a satisfying, unique chuckle, ‘boom’ makes for a charming, but still humorously thought-provoking evening.”


L.A. Times by David C. Nichols

“Director Damaso Rodriguez maintains a cracked balance between Jules and Jo’s ostensible reality and Barbara’s role in the proceedings.”

“Cernoch and Goodchild ride well-contrasted comic techniques to the same unsettling ends, while Duffy is priceless, every gesture and elliptical pause registering at least nice nuances.”

“…a valiant Los Angeles Premiere by Furious Theatre Company.”


Pasadena Weekly by Leigh Kennicott

“…the intrepid Furious Theatre Co. ensemble continues to churn out hit after hit…”

“…thought provoking, funny and clumsy in an engaging way.

“The ending will surprise some and provide food for thought to all…”

“Furious Theatre finds success in the tightness of its ensemble, and Dámaso Rodriguez knows how to pull the best from his actors.”

“…a heady cocktail of clever wordplay…”

“…should you want to laugh while contemplating society’s present and future, ‘boom’ is the play for you.”

___________________________________________________ by Sharon Perlmutter


“…the role of Barbara was written for exactly Duffy's style of comedy. Part self-important teacher, part ditz—Duffy's Barbara is easily flustered and adds just the right tone…”

“Nick Cernoch brings an earnestness to him, such that his singlemindedness of purpose seems almost noble.”

“Goodchild emphasizes Jo's selfishness throughout, making her stray moments of vulnerability surprising.”

“Dámaso Rodriguez's direction is solid, as usual…”


LA Weekly by Tom Provenzano

“…there is always a sense of sly comedy…”

“…the appeal and skills of the three actors under Damaso Rodriguez's airtight direction create such an enjoyable theatrical evening…”


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