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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A good play, partially trying to explain and partially trying to pardon guys being jerks. Two gripping plays by one of America’s most exciting playwrights Boy’s Life: 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.

Boys’ Life

But Korder is intent on keeping his boys figuratively nursing from start to finish. Refresh and try again.


A good play that I wanted to hate, but still loved! Phyllis rated it really liked it Mar 06, Its illustration of protracted adolescence, sexual predatoriness, selfishness, emotional insecurity and competitiveness no longer has anything fresh to teach us. hosard

Return to Book Page. Twenty years later, these guys and their post-adolescent limbo just seem tediously familiar. 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. Books by Howard Korder.

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Chalea Renay rated it liked it Dec 03, Cruz Castillo rated it liked it Feb 01, The problem is that Korder mistakenly thinks their lives are worth looking at — and possibly learning from. Ethan rated it liked it Dec 09, Advertise About Tips Contact Us.

What would Ray Charles do in a situation like this? A couple classics are [ Directed by Michael Greif.

Andrew rated it liked it Sep 07, And, yes, there’s lots of eager talk about female breasts. Stanislava Klymova rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Hunter Madden rated it liked it Feb 05, He can undertake an adve Two gripping plays by one of America’s most exciting playwrights Boy’s Life: Kim Taylor rated it it was ok Jul 26, In a series of quick, slang-talky scenes, the chronically depressed Phil Jason Biggspot-reliant Don Peter Scanavinoand relentlessly arch and ultimately self-loathing Jack Rhys Coiro — all of whom have failed to mature in the years following their entry into an adult world for which they seem to have no aptitude — wrestle verbally and physically ,ife both each other and a series of diffident girl-women played by Michele Federer, Stephanie March, Laura-Leigh, and Paloma Guzman, bos on howar money.


It would be genius. And its caustic, quippish dialogue is more often glib than funny.

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Biggs has made a specialty of this sort of nervous overgrown kid and introduces howardd again; the always marvelous Scanavino is a properly hyperkinetic Don; and Coiro’s Jack is an indelible portrait of a thoroughly unlikable cad.

Yet in the [ The rest of the noise rising beneath you is attributable to designer Mark Wendland’s set pieces — looking like gaudy trailers carnival folks might inhabit — that roll around the stage between scenes, perhaps in a possible attempt to cover up the deficiencies of the text. He can misjudge his strength and he can destroy himself. To ask other readers questions about Boys’ Lifeplease sign up. Premier Logo Created with Sketch.