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Picks: Boom and Confessions of a Roid Fag…

Life-changing sex is usually an easy sell, but “sex to change the course of the world?” Impossible to refuse.

In the play Boom, Jules is a possibly paranoid, possibly genius marine biology grad student who thinks that in his research on a deserted tropical island, he has discovered evidence of the impending apocalypse — through patterns in fish behavior. So, like any logical scientist would, Jules turns his subterranean labratory/living quarters into a shelter to wait out the end of the world, and places a personal ad for casual sex to save the planet. Jo, a journalist in training, signs up without realizing that her underground hookup could possibly change the course of humanity.

And speaking of sex (and also at The Onyx Theatre): Confessions of a Roid Fag, or How He-Man Made Me Gay is Las Vegas actor and author Enoch Augustus Scott’s one-man variety performance in which he addresses body dysmorphia, identity issues, pro wrestling, love and how He-Man awakened his sexuality — yes, that He-Man, the muscle-y, blond-bobbed hero from Masters of the Universe. Scott, with fellow Las Vegan Spencer Baker on the piano, will perform a one-night-only monologue that the theater describes as part fan fiction, part cabaret, part TED talk and part rant. The unique showcase will elicit laughs and empathy from the audience, and will ensure that you’ll never look at He-Man the same.

Boom Nov. 23, 24 and Nov. 30- Dec.1, 8 p.m.; Onyx Theatre, 953 E. Sahara Ave. #16, 732-7225,, $15. Confessions of a Roid Fag, or How He-Man Made Me Gay Nov. 24, 10 p.m.; Onyx Theatre, $15.