BOOM X - première européenne à Châlons
After receiving its French language debut in Quebec City in May 2021, BOOM X (Part 2 of Rick Miller's BOOM trilogy) crossed the Atlantic for its European premiere on May 12-13 2022, presented by La Comète, Scène Nationale in Châlons-en-Champagne France.
It was a rowsing success, with 4 curtain calls for each performance, and the Kidoons team looks forward to bringing part 3, BOOM YZ, in the coming years.
Written, directed and performed by Rick Miller, BOOM X picks up where BOOM left off, at Woodstock in August of ‘69, and takes us all the way to 1995, when the internet began to dominate our lives. Over the course of 100 minutes, Miller plays over 100 colourful characters from the days of disco, the oil crisis, Watergate, the Cold War, video games, punk rock, the (second) British Invasion, and more. "Un véritable tour de force... C’est le genre de spectacle qu’on voudrait voir debout, tout près de la scène, les bras en l’air, à reprendre en chœur les chansons rassembleuses qu’on entend." (Le Soleil, Québec)
Kidoons in association with Theatre Calgary and The 20K Collective presents
RICK MILLER: Writer/Director/Performer*
JEFF LORD: Executive Producer
BRUNO MATTE: Lighting Designer/Production Manager
NICOLAS DOSTIE: Video & Projection Co-Designer
IRINA LITVINENKO: Video & Projection Co-Designer
VIRGINIE LECLERC: Costume & Props Designer
CRAIG FRANCIS: Dramaturg, Stage Manager*
RICK MILLER: Set & Sound Designer/Composer
AIDAN WARE: Assistant Production Manager
LOGOGRAPH: Graphic Design
MUSIC LICENSING: Lucie Bourgouin (Permission) and Michael Perlmutter (Instinct)
Official site: BoomShow.ca Outreach site: www.EncyclopediaCanada.com
Developed in association with The 20K Collective.
The world premiere of BOOM X was presented at
Theatre Calgary in 2019.