Chain Theatre


In the Boom Boom Room


In the
Boom Boom Room

written by david rabe
April 21 - may 6, 2017

Chrissy, a bright young woman with a background of harshness that has robbed her of her innocence long ago, has visions of a career as a dancer. She finds herself in The Boom Boom Room, a disco/bar in Philadelphia meant to be her first step on the road to a better life.  Instead, she must fight to defend her dream  and keep her anger in check amid the sex and stimulation that surround her, the psychological residue of her parent’ betrayals, and the bizarre pack of suitors who follow her.  In a desperate search, Chrissy careens from the seductive mistress of ceremonies at The Boom Boom Room to the earnestly friendly gay man next door to a brutally passionate lover.  In its compassionate look at Chrissy’s living nightmare, In the Boom Boom Room is a piercing look at a society dangerously close to our own lives, and a drama that captures both our hearts and our heads.


Photos by Matt Wells and Victor Andrew Heras



Friday, April 21

Saturday, April 22
2pm, 8pm

Sunday, April 23

Tuesday, April 25

Wednesday, April 26

Thursday, April 27

Friday, April 28


Saturday, April 29
2pm, 8pm

Sunday, April 30

Wednesday, May 3

Thursday, May 4

Friday, May 5

Saturday, May 6
2pm, 8pm


Tickets are $18.


Buy tickets toll-free at 866-811-4111 or

American Theatre of Actors
Sargent Theatre

314 W. 54th St
(between 8 and 9 Ave.)
New York, NY 10019

photo by Matthew Wells

photo by Matthew Wells


Production team

Director: Greg Cicchino
Stage Manager: Rafaella Rossi
Assistant Stage Manager: Sebastian Gutierrez
Production Design: Aaron Gonzalez
Costume Design: Barbara Erin Delo
Dramaturg: Jessica Cauttero
Sound Design: Jacob Subotnick
Choreographer: Sharron Lynn
Fight Choreographer: Nick Fondulis



Chrissy: Nina Kassa*
Harold: Pete Mattaliano
Susan: Christina Elise Perry*
Eric: Kyle Kirkpatrick
Al: Kirk Gostkowski
Ralphie: Paul Terkel
Guy: Deven Anderson
Melissa: Alexandra Tabas
Vicki: Tina Marie Tanzer
Sally: Cori Stolbun
Helen: Malikha Mallette
Male Dancer: Tyler Reed

*Actor appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association

New York IT Awards
2017Kirk Gostkowski