Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W

Boys of a Certain Age

From 33 member reviews
Members say: Relevant, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Clever

About the show

Willow Theatricals presents a politically charged drama exploring intergenerational gay relationships and timely issues facing the LGBTQ community. More…

Ira and Larry were Hebrew school classmates who took different paths in life. Ira came out and moved to the city; Larry married a woman, had a family, and came out later in life. Now, following the 2016 election, they're spending one memorable weekend together with Larry's son Bryan, Ira's nephew Christopher, and a whole lot of gay history.

1h 40m | Already closed | Theaterlab (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (33)

MEMBERS SAY:

Relevant, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Clever

35
Unsubtle, Disappointing, Virtually plot-free

See it if You want to see actors move the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Don't see it if Really care about plays having a plot.

Also The actors really try to create something when there's nothing in the ... Read more Read less

43
Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if don't care about characters or a story, are OK if scenes only last 15-30 seconds, like a gay play being hijacked by an anti Trump play

Don't see it if You want want more than predictable gay bitchy jokes, u r a Trump supporter, or want good writing and decent costumes


February 13th, 2017
"For two hours, these well-to-do white men shout at one another about privilege and politics, capturing the authentic palaver of a certain set of New Yorkers...While Fingerman's characters do fit a little too neatly into their boxes, he uses them to snap a Polaroid of gay conversation in the earl...
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February 12th, 2017
"There’s not much in the way of plot, but secrets are revealed, scores are settled and life goes on with new insights. It’s reminiscent of a Terrence McNally play but lacking in polish...Director Dan Dinero’s fluid staging aids in enlivening this quite talky material...Passionate, well-intentione...
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February 13th, 2017
"An intelligent and nuanced exploration of the generational divide among gay men who have navigated their identities in distinctly different ways...The cast is talented, each navigating their characters with a confidence that suggests each feels that they know best...Fingerman’s script is intelle...
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February 13th, 2017
"'Boys’' timeliness is its greatest asset, but also—paradoxically—something of a drawback. Yes, we can relate easily to the political conflicts that the characters face. The play’s very torn-from-the-headlines freshness makes those conflicts seem not only too close for comfort but also too close ...
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