Performed by Evolution Theatre Company, BOOM is Larsons autobiographical meditation on the virtues of art versus convention. From a historical standpoint, its interesting to see that Jonathan almost hung it up to pursue a different life, notes producer Britta Laree. Focused on the days leading up to a young composers thirtieth birthday, the Jon character responds to pressures from his matrimony-minded girlfriend and his financially successful best friend while trying to write the great American musical. As a stand-alone piece, the story speaks to almost everyone, says Laree. Who knows exactly what they want to do? Whose dreams are always practical? Is it such a terrible thing to explore a safer path? Is it really selling out?
BOOM! opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. and runs through May 23 at the Dairy Center, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder. Tickets are $25, $20 for students; for details, call 303-444-7328 or go to www.evolutiontheatredenver.com.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., May 16, 2 p.m.; Sun., May 23, 2 p.m. Starts: May 7. Continues through May 22, 2010