July 30—August 18, 2019
Written, directed and performed by Rick Miller
KIDOONS AND WYRD PRODUCTIONS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THEATRE CALGARY AND THE 20K COLLECTIVE PRESENTS BOOM X
“The very fact the wiry dynamo pulls off his one-man extravaganza at all (he plays 100-plus characters) is nothing short of miraculous…just so darned fun to watch…On a sheer technical level, it’s jaw-droppingly impressive…Boom X…is worth seeking out.” — TIMES COLONIST
“Rick Miller is a treasure…Social commentary, political and cultural analysis, family history – BOOM X is all of these. But above all it’s just good entertainment, sure to please any generation.” — SUSAN WALKER ARTS BLOG
“high energy magic carpet ride with a real genie for a tour guide” —CALGARY HERALD
“an audience-pleasing earworm for the eyes, ears and hearts” —THE GLOBE & MAIL
“A one-man show master… A multimedia showcase of Rick Miller’s incredibly unique ability to bring all this pop culture to life” — CBC NEWS
“Stunning… A marvellous mashup of media, verbatim theatre, jukebox musical and autobiographical confession” –THE GLOBE & MAIL
“Hugely entertaining… A real barn burner, a crowd pleaser” — CJAD, Montreal
“Mesmerizing… BOOM X is a frenetic, rollicking run through a fascinating time period” — CALGARY HERALD
Rick Miller’s multimedia masterpiece BOOM struck a chord with Belfry audiences in the summer of 2015. Picking up where BOOM left off – at Woodstock in 1969 – BOOM X tackles the music, culture and politics of Generation X. Surrounded by stunning visuals, Rick plays more than 100 famous people – musicians, celebrities, politicians – in his own story of growing up and trying to navigate the tangled legacy of the Baby Boom.
BOOM X is two hours and 10 minutes, including intermission.