Join us following Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s boom for Let’s Try This! Comedy Improv – online!
by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
June 19 – 27, 2020 at 8pm
“Sex to Change the Course of the World” – a grad student’s online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of “no strings attached” sex. But when a major global catastrophic event strikes the planet, their date takes on evolutionary significance and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Will they survive? What about the fish in the tank? And who is the woman pulling levers and playing the timpani? An epic and intimate comedy that spans billions of years, boom explores the influences of fate versus randomness both in the course of one’s life and life as we know it on the planet.
DramaTech will present live performances of boom online. We look forward to trying this virtual experience with you. You may purchase tickets below.
Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by William Finn and James Lapine
April 3 – 18, 2020 at 8pm
Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital, surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor, and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children’s television show that features a frog – Mr. Bungee – and the specter of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal. Will Gordon recover and finish composing his songs, or will he end up in more dire circumstances?
by Nina Raine
February 7 – 15, 2020 at 8pm
Billy’s family, like every other, is a club, with its own private language, jokes and rules. You can be as rude as you like, as possessive as you like, as critical as you like. Arguments are an expression of love, and after all, you love each other more than anyone in the world. Don’t you? But Billy, who is deaf, is the only one who actually listens. When he meets Sylvia, he decides he finally wants to be heard.
by David Henry Hwang
November 8 – 23, 2019 at 8pm
The lines between truth and fiction blur with hilarious and moving results in David Henry Hwang’s unreliable memoir. Asian-American playwright DHH, fresh off his Tony Award win for M. Butterfly, leads a protest against the casting of Jonathan Pryce as the Eurasian pimp in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon, condemning the practice as “yellowface.” His position soon comes back to haunt him when he mistakes a Caucasian actor, Marcus G. Dahlman, for mixed-race, and casts him in the lead Asian role of his own Broadway-bound comedy, Face Value. When DHH discoveries the truth of Marcus’ ethnicity, he tries to conceal his blunder to protect his reputation as an Asian-American role model, by passing the actor off as a “Siberian Jew.” Meanwhile, DHH’s father, Henry Y. Hwang, an immigrant who loves the American Dream and Frank Sinatra, finds himself ensnared in the same web of late-1990’s anti-Chinese paranoia that also leads to the “Donorgate” scandal and the arrest of Los Alamos nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee. As he clings to his old multicultural rhetoric, this new racist witch hung forces DHH to confront the complex and ever-changing role that “face” plays in American life today.
The once a semester LTT! standalone show is coming up is this Saturday! The main feature of the night is Campaignprov directed by Grant Butler. Join improvisers Ashley, Ian, Karan, Ma Sofia, Max, Tyndal, Will, and Zach as they compete to win an absurd election based off of your audience suggestion. There will be a 20 minute opener directed by Kenny Crane-Moscowitz called Improv Party Pack 2. It will feature a number of sort form improv games based off of the popular video game.