National Taichung Theater




2020 NTT-TIFA Rick Miller ╳ Kidoons & WYRD Productions BOOM

Genre
Drama
Venue
Playhouse 
Date and Time
2020/5/30 Sat.14:30, 19:30 | 2020/5/31 Sun. 14:30 
Ticket Price
600/900/1200/1500/1800 
Introduction

120 minutes, including 20-minute intermission.

Performed in English with Chinese surtitles.

Suggested for ages 12+

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Introduction

A solo performance by the multitalented Rick Miller, BOOM is an explosive journey spanning 25 years (1945-1969) of the Baby Boomer generation. The play follows the stories of three main characters, all portrayed by Miller: Maddie, who grew up under the shadows of alcoholism and domestic violence; Rudi, who grew up in Allied-occupied Austria devastated by the war; and Laurence, a draft dodger and victim of racial abuse. As their stories converge in Toronto in the late 1960s, Miller takes us through 100 different characters in 100 minutes, a time-lapse of the turbulence that was the post-War era. The play ends on the day when Rick Miller was conceived: the day of the first manned moon landing.

BOOM is a can’t-miss theatrical experience. There is no question BOOM will become an international hit because its themes, characters and music are universal... Miss it at your own peril.☆☆☆☆☆
- Calgary Sun

 

A visual feast! Miller’s best solo show to date – with a brilliant design concept that allows him to use his inimitable vocal talents to tell this story in a way that no one else could. - The Globe and Mail

BOOM is a deeply moving reflection piece that curiously, but not surprisingly, secures new found optimism. - TorontoStage.com

 

****1/2! BOOM is a must-see for all generations. A multimedia tapestry that seamlessly chronicles a period of 25 years.
- Theatromania

 

Rick Miller carries off the impossible task he has set for himself with energy and bravado! - Toronto Star

 

BOOM will blow YOUR MIND! A triumph of clever writing, state-of-the-art production and remarkable performance! - Edmonton Sun

 

A MIRACULOUS mirage… a solo tour-de-force. Miller is a protean shape-shifter.
- Vancouver Observer

Featured Artists

Rick Miller

Rick Miller

Writer, Director and Performer

Creative and Production Team

Rick Miller, Writer, Director and Performer
Rick Miller is a playwright, performer and director currently based in Toronto. With a formal background in both architecture and theater, Miller has been named as “one of the 100 most creative people alive today” by Entertainment Weekly, and is the recipient of both Gemini and Dora awards. Miller trained with the great Canadian director, playwright and actor Robert Lepage, and has frequently collaborated with his performing company Ex Machina; in addition, has also hosted the ABC show Just for Laughs, and his voice acting talents have featured in cartoons and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.


Kidoons & WYRD Productions

Writer, Director and Performer / Rick Miller  

Executive Production / Jeff Lord

Directing consultant / Ravi Jain

Stage Management and Director of Outreach Marketing / Craig Francis

Production Management / Olivier Bourque

Projection Design / David Leclerc

Lighting Design / Bruno Matte

Composer & Sound Design / Creighton Doane

Set, Costume and Props Design / Yannik Larivee

Design, Multimedia and Marketing / LOGOGRAPH

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Rick Miller Writer, Director and Performer

Rick Miller

Rick Miller is a playwright, performer and director currently based in Toronto. With a formal background in both architecture and theater, Miller has been named as “one of the 100 most creative people alive today” by Entertainment Weekly, and is the recipient of both Gemini and Dora awards. Miller trained with the great Canadian director, playwright and actor Robert Lepage, and has frequently collaborated with his performing company Ex Machina; in addition, has also hosted the ABC show Just for Laughs, and his voice acting talents have featured in cartoons and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.