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 misjudge his strength and he can destroy himself. A good play that I wanted to hate, but still loved! Want to Read saving….

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jay Hemsworth rated it really liked it May 15, Widely acclaimed when it first appeared — and even short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize — this minute study of three former college roommates’ boyd journey into adulthood now comes off as little more than a newer playwright trying to out-Mamet Mamet.

And its caustic, quippish dialogue is more often glib than funny. To ask other readers questions about Boys’ Lifeplease sign up. 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?

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Boys’ Life

And, yes, there’s lots of eager talk about female breasts. Previous video Next video. Hunter Madden rated it liked it Feb 05, Stanislava Klymova rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Nov 22, Carmen rated it liked it. The rest of the noise rising beneath you is attributable to designer Mark Wendland’s set pieces — looking like howagd trailers carnival folks might inhabit — that roll around the stage between scenes, perhaps in a possible attempt to cover up the deficiencies of the text.

Boys’ Life: A Comedy – Howard Korder – Google Books

To their credit, Greif and his energetic cast attempt to supply what the play doesn’t establish convincingly. A good play, partially trying to explain and partially trying to pardon guys being jerks. The problem is that Korder mistakenly thinks their lives are worth looking at — and possibly learning from. Kenny rated it liked it Oct 29, Cruz Castillo rated it liked it Korcer 01, Dani rated it liked it Oct 03, Eric Keitel rated it it was amazing Aug 13, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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A couple classics are [ 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. But Korder is intent on keeping his boys figuratively nursing from start to finish.

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