THE STORY: Told in a series of fast-paced, sharply etched scenes, the play traces the misadventures of three former college buddies now seeking to make their. How else to explain the fact that, back in , audiences could be needled by ” Boys’ Life,” Howard Korder’s now-trite dissection of the. That’s the dilemma of Howard Korder’s “Boys Life,” the comedy now playing at the Shadowbox Theatre. Focusing on three males closer to.

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Boys’ Life

Its illustration of protracted adolescence, sexual predatoriness, selfishness, emotional insecurity and competitiveness no longer has anything fresh to teach us. Cruz Castillo rated it liked it Feb 01, Boys’ Life by Howard Korder.

How sad to think the ugly, cynical, aggressive s in retrospect can seem almost innocent. The problem is that Korder mistakenly thinks their lives are worth looking at — and possibly learning from.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Directed with customary vigor by Howarr Greif, sharply designed by Mark Wendland on a set of mobile trailer interiors, and played by the male leads with the requisite four Cs — cravenness, cruelty, coolness and cluelessness — the production is as slick as it needs to be.


Want to Read saving…. Ethan rated it liked it Hoqard 09, Widely acclaimed when it first appeared — and even short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize — this minute study of three former college roommates’ uneasy journey into adulthood now comes off as little more than a newer playwright trying to out-Mamet Howaed. Two gripping plays by one of America’s most exciting playwrights Boy’s Life: Jul 23, Erin Carlton rated it really liked it. Published January 1st by Dramatists Play Service.

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Reviews Boys’ Life A cast of energetic actors can’t disguise the deficiencies in Howard Korder’s play about three former college roommates who can’t grow up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A couple classics are [ Dani rated it liked it Oct 03, Wei Wei rated it really liked boye May 27, Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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Please fill out this field with valid email address. Hunter Madden rated it liked it Feb 05, He can undertake an adve Two gripping boyss by one of America’s most exciting playwrights Boy’s Life: To ask other readers questions about Boys’ Lifeplease sign up. Ultimately, though, Lisa is just one of the characters unable to exit long after people in real life would have hit the dusty road — because if they did leave, there would be no play.

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How else to explain the fact that, back inaudiences could be needled by “Boys’ Life,” Howard Korder’s now-trite dissection of the misanthropic male animal? Lists with This Book. Directed by Michael Greif.

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