What happens when boys and girls don't do as they're told?
A bitingly funny postmodern comedy of manners, which follows the fortunes of a group of urban male "yuppies" as they attempt to come to terms with life. Produced with great critical and popular success by New York's prestigious Lincoln Center Theater.
Told in a series of fastpaced, sharply etched scenes, the play traces the misadventures of three former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city—and with various women of their acquaintance. There is the cynical Jack, who is already married and a father, but is not above pursuing daytime adulteries while babysitting in the parkÍ¾ the innocent, vulnerable Phil, who grows weary of not being taken seriously and concludes that being unhappy is the way things are supposed to beÍ¾ and the handsome, amoral Don, who risks a solid relationship with his girlfriend by sleeping with another, simply to see if he "could get away with it."
Moving along briskly, with its mood of satirical humor brilliantly sustained, the play dissects and anatomizes the male narcissism—and protracted adolescence—which characterizes its protagonists and, in the end, makes it hilariously clear that it is actually the women who possess the qualities of "manhood" and maturity which their deluded lovers so desperately lay claim to. "…BOYS' LIFE is the most balanced and intelligent comment on the battle of the sexes I've seen in a long time…" —The New Yorker.
Playing in rotating repertory with BOY GETS GIRL, the searing and bitingly witty drama by Rebecca Gilman.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM:
Starring Mary Ruth Baggott (Karen), Olivia Baseman* (Girl), Brisa Freitas (Lisa), Logan
Keeler (Phil), Lori McNally* (Maggie), Candice Oden* (Carla), Daniel Michael Perez
(Man), Brandon Walker* (Jack), Alex Witherow (Don). Understudy: Natalie Neckyfarow*.
(*=member of AEA).
About the Company: The Seeing Place Theater
The Seeing Place (from the Greek "Theatron") is a base for disciplined artists to develop theater we all want to believe in. We are working to create a pure ensemble, committed to forceful storytelling that discovers and expresses real behavior in this day and age.
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Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission:
Theater: Clarion Theatre
Address: 309 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
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