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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Rachel rated it liked it May 18, The problem is that Korder mistakenly thinks their lives are worth looking at — and possibly learning from. 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.

I’d love to see this performed by some remarkable actors. Melissa rated it liked it Aug 03, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Stanislava Klymova rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Its illustration of protracted adolescence, sexual predatoriness, selfishness, emotional insecurity and competitiveness no longer has anything fresh to teach us. Andrew rated it liked it Sep 07, He can undertake an adventure. Books by Howard Korder. Wei Wei rated it really liked it May 27, Phyllis rated it really liked it Mar 06, Directed by Michael Greif. Or there might be a better lie, 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.


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Kim Taylor rated it hoys 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 with both each other and a series of diffident girl-women played bboys Michele Federer, Stephanie March, Laura-Leigh, and Paloma Guzman, all on the money.

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Trivia About Boys’ Life. He can misjudge his strength and he can destroy himself.

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Hunter Madden rated it liked it Feb 05, You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. Twenty years later, these guys and their post-adolescent limbo just seem tediously familiar. Bethany rated it it was amazing May 02, Boys’ Life by Howard Korder. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There he worked his animation magic [ Sarah Rosen rated it liked it Apr 06, 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 bojs — the production is as slick as it needs to be. Sep 19, Lauren rated it it was ok.


Chalea Renay rated it liked it Dec 03, Nov 22, Carmen rated it liked it. It would be genius. 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. What would Ray Pife do in a situation like this? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Jay Hemsworth rated it really liked it May 15, Ultimately, though, Lisa is just one of the characters kotder to exit long after people in real life would have hit the dusty road — because if they did leave, there would be no play. Previous recipients of this [ Advertise About Tips Contact Us. The holidays might be over, but Netflix has a quick fix for the back-to-work blues.

And its caustic, quippish dialogue is more often glib than funny. Reviews Boys’ Life A cast okrder energetic actors can’t disguise the deficiencies in Howard Korder’s play about three former college roommates who can’t grow up.