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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The problem is that Korder mistakenly thinks their lives are worth looking at — and possibly learning from. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Yet in the [ He can undertake an adventure.

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Premier Logo Created with Sketch. Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read saving…. Wei Wei rated it really liked it May 27, Return to Book Page. Please fill out this field with valid email address. How sad to think the ugly, cynical, aggressive s in retrospect can seem almost innocent. But Korder is intent on keeping his boys figuratively nursing from start to finish.

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He can misjudge his strength and he can destroy himself. To their credit, Greif and his energetic cast blys to supply what the play doesn’t establish convincingly.

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Ultimately, though, Lisa is boward one of the characters unable to exit long after people bots real life would have hit the dusty road — because if they did leave, there would be no play. Bethany rated it it was amazing May 02, Chalea Renay rated it liked it Dec 03, What would Ray Charles do in a situation like this?

Boys’ Life

Published January 1st by Dramatists Play Service. Phyllis rated it really liked it Mar 06, The rest of the noise rising beneath you is attributable to designer Kkorder 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 kogder deficiencies of the text.

Dani rated it liked it Oct 03, A good play that I wanted to hate, but still loved! 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 with both each other and a series of diffident girl-women played by Michele Federer, Stephanie March, Laura-Leigh, and Paloma Guzman, all on the money.

And, yes, there’s lots of eager talk about female breasts. Twenty years later, these guys and their post-adolescent limbo just seem tediously familiar.


Rachel rated it liked it May 18, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Its kodrer of protracted adolescence, sexual predatoriness, selfishness, emotional insecurity and competitiveness no longer has anything fresh to teach us. Advertise About Tips Contact Us. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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.

Boys’ Life

Or there might be a better play, because Korder would have had to acknowledge that some boys do come to their adult senses and finally leave their extended boyhood — and their laggard friends — behind. Tagged in this Story.

Kenny rated it liked it Oct 29, Previous video Next video. Refresh and try again. Directed with customary vigor by Michael 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.

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? Quotes from Boys’ Life.