Atwater Village Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Opens: September 23, 2017
Closes: October 15, 2017
A world premiere play by Nick Salamone (HELEN, THE SONNETEER, SEA CHANGE, RIFFS AND CREDOS, RED HAT & TALES).
In a bedroom — one man contemplates his life as his ex-girlfriend, his younger lover, and his mother help him sort out what he might have missed in life through a series of fantastical dreams in three scenes.
"There is an intimacy and vulnerability to the production that simply cannot be faked, a fact sealed by the fantastic performances. Billy Boy’s format allows for genuine surprise and a feeling of satisfaction, as if a real conversation has been had, and something has been worked out. - RECOMMENDED"
"Having loved Sea Change, The Sonneteer, and Euripides’ Helen, I was expecting more of Billy Boy. Salamone’s latest may be great therapy for its protagonist, but it’s not the great theater I was hoping for."
"Rivera delivers a luminous staging, mooring his cast in a bracing naturalism that emphasizes the piece’s inherent mystery. His solidly capable actors are so matter-of-fact that they catch us completely off-guard for this journey into the unexpected."