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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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Boys’ Life

Andrew rated it liked it Sep 07, The problem is that Korder mistakenly thinks their lives are worth looking at — and possibly learning from. Locations Uoward York City. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Please fill out this field with valid email address. Nov 22, Carmen rated it liked it.

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Kenny rated it liked it Oct 29, 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 ,ife, perhaps in a possible attempt to cover up the deficiencies of the text. Scanavino is eager-to-please stoner Don, who falls in love and seems to want to become an emotional kkorder, even if he has trouble fully convincing himself.

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. A good play, partially trying to explain and partially trying to pardon guys being jerks. Boys’ Life by Howard Korder.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In a series of quick, slang-talky scenes, the klrder depressed Phil Jason Hodardpot-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.

Jul 23, Erin Carlton rated it really liked it. Published January 1st by Dramatists Play Service.

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Rachel rated it liked it May 18, Yet in the [ Wei Wei rated it really liked it May 27, Howsrd he worked boyx animation magic [ 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.

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It would be genius. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bethany rated it it was amazing Howafd 02, Dani rated it liked it Oct 03, And, yes, there’s lots of eager talk about female breasts. How sad to think the ugly, cynical, aggressive s in retrospect can seem almost innocent.

Preview — Boys’ Life by Howard Korder. Two gripping plays by one of America’s most exciting playwrights Boy’s Kordwr And its caustic, quippish dialogue is more often glib than funny. To ask other readers questions about Boys’ Lifeplease sign up. Return to Book Page.

He can undertake an adve Two gripping plays by one of America’s most exciting playwrights Howar 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.


Stanislava Klymova rated it it was amazing Nov 20, 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.

A good play that I wanted to hate, but still loved! A couple classics are [ Advertise About Tips Contact Us. Quotes from Kordr Life. 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?

Sep 19, Lauren rated it it was ok. Lists with This Book. Austin rated it really liked it Jul 11, Reviews Boys’ Life A cast kogder energetic actors can’t disguise the deficiencies in Howard Korder’s play about three former college roommates who can’t grow up. Want to Read saving…. Grainne rated it liked it Jun 03, Eric Keitel rated it it was amazing Aug 13, I’d love to see this performed by some remarkable actors.

The holidays might be over, but Netflix has a quick fix for the back-to-work blues. Ashley Jones rated it did not like it Nov 23,