Acclaimed comedy ‘Boom’ extended through January

PHOTO: Adam Minossora and Megan Raitano play a couple whose planned hookup goes wildly amuck in "Boom," at Theater On The Edge in Edgewood. (Courtesy Marco DiGeorge)


Acclaimed comedy 'Boom' extended through January
By Matt Palm

Theater on the Edge is bringing back its hit comedy “Boom” for a series of performances this month. The Edgewood theater, south of downtown Orlando, is making a name for itself with its intimate setting, hyper-realistic sets by Samantha DiGeorge and interesting choices of plays.

“Boom” deservedly boosted its reputation. The comedy with a “Twilight Zone”-like twist starts out with a hookup gone horribly wrong. A young woman answers a personal ad, then finds herself in a bunker with a man insisting the world is about to end.

Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger is observing them from afar. The laughs come quickly and often, but this smart, little show has darker, thought-provoking material aplenty as well.

Lead actors Megan Raitano and Adam Minossora and director Marco DiGeorge were all lauded in the Sentinel’s 2018 best-of-the-year theater honors, and the production itself was named one of the year’s best.

Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, “Boom” sold out its original run at Theater on the Edge.

The additional showtimes are at 8 p.m. Jan. 11-12, 14 and 19; 2 p.m. Jan. 13 and 20. The theater is technically in Edgewood, south of downtown Orlando; its address is 5542 Hansel Ave. Tickets range from $18-$26. For more information, go to