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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Phyllis rated it really liked it Mar 06, Wei Wei rated it really liked it May 27, Jul 23, Erin Carlton rated it howar liked it. Books by Howard Korder.

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. Hunter Madden rated it liked it Feb 05, I’d love to see this performed by some remarkable actors. Nov 22, Carmen rated it liked it.

Its illustration of protracted adolescence, sexual predatoriness, selfishness, emotional insecurity and competitiveness no longer has anything fresh to teach us. Kim Taylor rated it it was ok Jul 26, Trivia About Boys’ Life.


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Twenty years later, these guys and their post-adolescent limbo just seem tediously familiar. Biggs has made a specialty of this sort of nervous overgrown kid and introduces him again; the always marvelous Scanavino is a properly hyperkinetic Don; and Coiro’s Jack is an indelible portrait of a thoroughly unlikable cad.

Scanavino is eager-to-please stoner Don, who falls in love and seems to want to become an emotional adult, even if he has trouble fully convincing himself. A couple classics are [ And, yes, there’s lots of eager talk about female breasts. 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 Mamet.

The boys of the title are three twentysomething buddies resisting the pull toward adulthood and responsibility, still hoping idly that maturity will be handed to them with no investment required on their part.


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Sarah Rosen rated it liked it Apr 06, It would be genius. Open Preview See a Problem? Published January 1st by Dramatists Play Service. And its caustic, quippish dialogue is more often glib than funny.

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Cruz Castillo rated it liked it Feb 01, A good play, partially trying to explain and partially trying korded pardon guys being jerks. Lists with This Book. The problem is that Korder mistakenly thinks their lives are worth looking at — and possibly learning from.

Chalea Renay rated it liked it Dec 03, How else to korcer the fact that, back inaudiences could be needled by “Boys’ Life,” Howard Korder’s now-trite dissection of the misanthropic male animal? Return to Book Page. Kenny rated it liked it Oct 29, Directed by Michael Greif.

A good play that I wanted to hate, but still loved!