A Craigslist ad promising ''sex to change the course of the world'' might not be appealing for some of us, but for Jo, an inquisitive journalism student, it’s irresistible. Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s comedy Boom, presented by Black Lab Theatre, follows both Jo and Jules, a marine biology grad student who’s figured out that the end of life as we know it is coming. A casual hook-up is the last thing on his mind when he creates his online post. Rather, it’s a call for immediate action for the salvation of the human race.
Tucked away in an underground research lab, the new Adam and Eve have a few problems before they can go through with the process of repopulating the earth. Despite the weightiness of the situation, Boom is a fun and twisted meditation on destiny and the meaning of life. Lindsay Ehrhardt plays Jo, while Jordan Jaffe plays Jules and Celeste Roberts appears as Barbara, the audience’s narrative guide through this crazy end-of-the-world romp. For information, call 713-515-4028 or visit www.blacklabtheatre.com.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 14. Continues through Sept. 29, 2012