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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He can undertake an adventure. Books by Howard Korder. Paperback55 pages.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Please fill out klrder field with valid email address. A good play, partially trying to explain and partially trying to pardon guys being jerks.

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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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jul 23, Erin Carlton rated hoeard really liked it. Noys rated it really liked it Jul 11, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bethany rated it it was amazing May 02, Want to Read saving….


It would be genius. Quotes from Boys’ Life.

Directed by Michael Greif. Its illustration of protracted adolescence, sexual predatoriness, selfishness, emotional insecurity and competitiveness no longer has anything fresh to teach us.

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Boys’ Life

Two gripping plays by one of America’s most exciting playwrights Boy’s Life: Widely acclaimed when it first appeared — and lorder short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize — this minute study of three former kordre roommates’ uneasy journey into adulthood now comes off as little more than a newer playwright trying to out-Mamet Mamet.

You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. Published January 1st by Dramatists Play Service. 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.


The boys of the title are three twentysomething buddies resisting the pull ,ife adulthood and responsibility, still hoping idly that maturity will be handed to them with no investment required on their part. Stanislava Klymova rated it it was amazing Nov 20, To ask other readers questions about Boys’ Lifeplease sign up. Reviews Boys’ Life Korrder cast of energetic actors can’t disguise the deficiencies in Howard Korder’s play about three former college roommates who can’t grow up.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Twenty years later, these guys and their post-adolescent limbo just seem tediously familiar. A good play that I wanted to hate, but still loved! And its caustic, quippish dialogue is more often glib korrder funny. Kenny rated it liked it Oct 29, Locations New York City. Refresh and try again.