IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM at the Hudson Backstage

Photo by Chris Pangakis

Pauline Adamek  – Stage Raw

David Rabe’s play is over 40 years old, and it’s now a dated but charming curiosity piece. Performed on Broadway in 1973 (and nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play), Rabe’s strange and messy drama has been revised and remounted a few times over the years, expanding to a three-act play before returning to its present two-act form. Read more…

Margaret Gray – LA Times

2Cents Theatre has taken on David Rabe’s seldom-revived early play “In the Boom Boom Room” (1972), the trippy, choleric story of a Philadelphia woman’s degradation.

The play can’t exactly be considered a cautionary tale, since even 40 years ago, nobody needed cautioning against the poor choices made by dimwitted Chrissy (Kate Bowman): working as a go-go dancer, getting into astrology, marrying a thug. Read more…

Now running through August 3.