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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Dani rated it liked it Oct 03, 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.

Boys’ Life

Advertise Kroder Tips Contact Us. Peter Murray rated it liked it Dec 31, Its illustration of protracted adolescence, sexual predatoriness, selfishness, emotional insecurity and competitiveness no longer has anything fresh to teach us.

Kenny rated it liked it Oct 29, But Korder is intent on keeping his boys figuratively nursing from start to finish. Eric Keitel rated boyw it was amazing Aug 13, Ashley Jones rated it did not like it Nov 23, Open Preview See a Problem?

The boys of the title are three twentysomething buddies resisting the pull toward adulthood and responsibility, still hoping idly that maturity goward be handed to them with no investment required on their part. Yet in the [ And, yes, there’s lots of eager talk about female breasts. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Sarah Rosen rated it liked it Apr 06, Or there might be a better koreer, 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. Nov 22, Carmen rated it liked it.

Sep 19, Lauren rated it it was ok. Stanislava Klymova rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Lists with This Book. 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 lire, there would be no play.

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A couple classics are [ Trivia About Boys’ Life. Twenty years later, these guys and their lif limbo just seem tediously familiar. Published January 1st by Dramatists Play Service.

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 korddr slick as it needs to be.

He can misjudge his strength and he can destroy bohs. Preview — Boys’ Koredr by Howard Korder. 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.


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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Austin rated it really liked it Jul 11, Phyllis rated it really liked it Mar 06, Return to Book Page. 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?

Helen Swanson rated it it was ok Dec 18, Ethan rated it liked it Dec 09, Boys’ Life by Howard Korder. Previous recipients of this [ No trivia or quizzes yet. Please fill out this field with valid email kodrer.