Boom, baby, boom! by Banuta Rubess
A Jazz Play.
Beatnik meets ethnic in Toronto, 1959. Clement Hambourg breaks ranks with his family, and starts the first jazz club in the city. The House of Hambourg on Yorkville is his pride and joy. One night, Austra Mednis clambers through the window, a runaway from her refugee past. Clem gives her safe haven in his beehive of “boptivity.” But bankruptcy is about to his them both like a bomb.
BOOM, BABY, BOOM! was first produced by Nic Gotham, Claire Hopkinson and Banuta Rubess at the Du Maurier World Stage Festival in 1988, with a jazz score by Nic Gotham.