In the Boom Boom Room

by  David Rabe

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6m, 6f

"Compassion for anguished people leavened by a black wit and a powerful sense of the surreal nature of modern life." - Newsweek

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In the Boom Boom Room

by  David Rabe

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A revised version from the author of Sticks and Bones and Hurlyburly turns his attention to the seedy underbelly of American life. Chrissy is a go-go dancer in the squalid "Boom Boom Room". Resigned to a life populated by denizens offering little more than drugs, sex and violence, she searches for love and beauty against this backdrop of nihilistic hedonism. Her desperate need to survive at any cost offers a glimmer of hope amid the glare of broken neon.
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REVIEWS

"Compassion for anguished people leavened by a black wit and a powerful sense of the surreal nature of modern life." - Newsweek

"A superior play, perhaps a masterpiece." - WINS

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Philadelphia. The go-go bars, streets, apartments, and neighborhood's of Chrissy's life.

Casting

6m, 6f
CHRISSY
HAROLD
SUSAN
VIKKI
MELISSA
SALLY
ERIC
AL
RALPHY
GUY
HELEN
MAN
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Authors

David Rabe

David Rabe

In the Boom Boom Room was originally produced at New York's Lincoln Center in November 1973 under the direction of Joseph Papp.

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