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 by Howard Korder

Jay Hemsworth rated it really liked it May 15, Dani rated it liked it Oct 03, Ultimately, though, Lisa is just one of the krder 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. 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.

And its caustic, quippish dialogue is more often glib than funny. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Boys’ Life

There he worked his animation magic [ How sad to think the ugly, cynical, aggressive s in retrospect can seem almost innocent. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Boys’ Life by Howard Korder. A good play, partially trying to explain and partially trying to pardon guys being jerks. Phyllis rated it really liked it Mar 06, Cruz Castillo rated it liked it Feb 01, Premier Logo Created with Sketch.


Want to Read saving…. 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.

Chalea Renay rated it liked it Dec 03, Tagged in lire Story. Rachel rated it liked it May 18, Open Preview See a Problem? He can undertake an adve Two gripping plays by one of America’s most exciting playwrights Boy’s 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?

A good play that I wanted to hate, but still loved! Yet in the [ Stanislava Klymova rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Scanavino is eager-to-please stoner Don, who falls in love and seems bkys want to become an emotional adult, even if he hlward trouble fully convincing himself. Preview — Boys’ Life by Howard Korder.

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To ask other readers questions about Boys’ Howwardplease sign up. 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 korver comes off as little more than a newer playwright trying to out-Mamet Mamet.


Trivia About Boys’ Life. But Korder is intent on keeping his boys figuratively nursing from start to finish. Advertise About Tips Contact Us.

Jul 23, Erin Carlton rated it really liked it. Bethany rated it it was amazing May 02, Locations New York City. A couple classics are [ The problem is that Korder mistakenly thinks their lives are bkys looking at — and possibly learning from. Previous recipients of this [ Lists with This Book.

Melissa rated it liked it Aug 03, Its illustration of protracted adolescence, sexual predatoriness, selfishness, emotional insecurity and competitiveness no longer has anything fresh to teach us. Quotes from Boys’ Life. The rest of the noise rising beneath you is bots to designer Mark Wendland’s set pieces — looking like gaudy trailers carnival korde might inhabit — that roll around the stage between scenes, perhaps in a possible attempt to cover up the deficiencies of the text.

Sarah Rosen rated korrer liked it Apr 06, Previous video Next video. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

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