The Bolinas Community Center Presents
Will Durst’s BOOMERAGING: FROM LSD TO OMG.
Door 6:30 pm Show 7:00pm
The man the New York Times calls “quite possibly, the best political comedian working in the country today,” Will Durst, proudly takes to the road with his acclaimed show that has been running since 2013 in the Bay Area. “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG”, is an uproarious tribute to the joys, achievements, frustrations, and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation. In this rollicking 85- minute monologue, Durst explains why his chronologically gifted brothers and sisters should continue to refuse to grow old in the face of gravity no matter how many times they forget their password retrieval question. It’s what happens when acid flashbacks meet dementia. A celebration of the maturation of the Boomer Nation: culminating in an extra, added special treat- the Meaning of Life.
Ably assisted by his genially acerbic wit and trusty overhead projector, Durst explores the Boomer revolutions, evolutions and still vibrant role in today’s youth obsessed society (which we invented, for crum’s sake). He shamelessly strokes egos and pats hands, encouraging the Flower Power Generation to persevere through segments entitled The Psychedelic Colonoscopy, Still Doing Drugs, Only Now There’s a Co- Pay & From the Summer of Love to the Winter of Our Incontinence. It’s funny. It’s smart. Clean and uplifting, even. A unique theatrical event delivered with stand- up timing and not less than a modicum of poetry.
Special Note: Due to the use of startlingly archaic technology, children under the age of 40 will not be admitted unless accompanied by a guardian or if they bring a note. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Jean Schiffman of the San Francisco Examiner says of “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG”, “Durst’s good-natured, acerbic monologue is so funny that… I found myself on the verge of uncontrollable, hysterical laughter. His observations are hilarious.”
Woody Weingarten of the Berkeley Patch says “I can’t remember being more amused by anything in years.”
Katie Bogden of DC Metro Theater Arts.
“Durst’s casual manner and spot-on comedic timing had everyone in the crowd raucously laughing throughout (myself included).”
Kate Copstick. The Scotsman.
Smart, classy, quality comic observations on everyone from Baby Boomers to Millennials. You will be thrilled by the display of mastery of the art and craft of stand-up comedy. So get in to see this show. He is not getting any younger.
BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG was voted Fringe Artist of the Year @ the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival.
And won the prestigious Arthur Smith Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice overs and stand- up into a riotous patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense. The New York Times calls him, “quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today.” Author of 4 books, Durst has told jokes in 16 countries, racked up 800+ television appearances, released 5 CDs and despite blistering reproach, continues to squeeze ketchup on his bratwurst.
Venues that have hosted BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG.
Alameda California Rhythmix Cultural Works
Arcata California Arcata Theater Lounge
Auburn California State Theater
Berkeley California Marsh Theater
Chicago Illinois Chicago Fringe Festival
Chico California Blue Room Theater
Cloverdale California Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
Crystal Bay Nevada Crystal Bay Casino
Crystal Lake, Illinois Raue Center for the Arts
Denver Colorado Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
Edinburgh Scotland Gilded Balloon
Elm Grove, Wisconsin Sunset Playhouse
Half Moon Bay California Coastal Rep
Healdsburg California Raven Theater
Indianapolis Indiana Morty’s
Lafayette California Town Hall Theater
Mendocino California Hill House Theater
Mill Valley California 142 Throckmorton Theater
Milwaukee Wisconsin Next Act Theater
Napa California Napa Valley Opera House- City Winery
Napa California Lucky Penny Theatre
Nevada City California Nevada Theater
North Bend Washington Valley Center Stage Company
North Lake Tahoe California Crystal Bay Casino
Pasadena California Ice House
Pacifica California Mildred Owen Center
Petaluma California Cinnabar Theater
Point Reyes Station California Dance Palace
Portland Oregon Alberta Theater
Red Bluff California State Theater
Redding California Old City Hall
Redway California Mateel Community Center
Redwood City California Angelica’s
Reno Nevada Pioneer Theater
Rossmoor California. Rossmoor Theater.
San Francisco California The Marsh Theater (41 weeks)
San Jose California Tabard Theater on San Pedro Square.
San Rafael California Belrose Theater
Santa Rosa California Oakmont
Santa Cruz California Santa Cruz Fringe Festival
Sonoma California Sebastiani Theater
Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin Third Avenue Playhouse
Ukiah California Ukiah Community Center.
Washington DC Capital Fringe Festival
Weaverville California Veterans Hall
Windsor California Raven Theater