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)


Relevant, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Clever
Avg Score

Absorbing, Entertaining, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you want to laugh and also think at the same time.

Don't see it if you don't like gay people or LOVE Donald Trump.

During previews

See it if Fun story of two gay guys who "meet cute" when their dads bring them to a get-together. Funny jokes interspersed.

Don't see it if Drags slightly, not all jokes land, but all-in-all, a fun night out

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy an historical perspective on gay life and how being gay has changed over time; you enjoy political barbs, family interaction.

Don't see it if you are homophobic; you are not interested in the history of the gay population nor in their current political opinions, both right and left

Also An interesting show. I was the single female in an all male gay audien... Read more Read less

During previews
Gay dad,son, uncle and nephew fight cute

See it if Each character in the dramedy touch profound issues. Neither the old gay guys nor the net generation adequately cope.

Don't see it if could use some trimming.. You keep hoping the sexy young guys will get it on despite mutual hatred -- one is for Trump; the other Jill Stein

During previews
Historical, political

See it if you like plays about the political history of gay life & what it means to be gay today in an uncertain political climate told by 4 gay men.

Don't see it if you get unset by current negative remarks about our current administration as it relates to being gay in the 21st century.

During previews
Cliched, Quirky

See it if You like simple works that try to be profound

Don't see it if You have seen Boys in The Band or any good Terence McNally gay-themed play. This show is a pale rip-off.

During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy this history of the LGBT Community or you have a history with someone that has AIDS. Also see it if you are a gay millennial.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy the classic tropes of a gay comedy. You need a big grand theatrical performance.

During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Dizzying

See it if you love down-to-earth discussions on life. You enjoy human characters and excellent acting. HIGHLY recommend this show!

Don't see it if you loathe politics and on-the-nose references. Or if you dislike shows that have multiple themes carrying on at once.

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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