DEAD BOYS

Critics

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Audience

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Reviews: 9

WINNER OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD SCHOLARSHIP FOR ONE CITY ONE PRIDE and written by/starring Matthew Scott Montgomery, DEAD BOYS is a world premiere dramedy. The end of the world. Two millennials trapped in the basement of their old high school. The only gay kid in school. And the guy who used to beat him up. Provocative, hilarious, and heartbreaking, DEAD BOYS is about two modern American young men who have no choice but to face fate, race, sexuality – and each other. Starring Matthew Scott Montgomery and Andrew Puente.

MATTHEW SCOTT MONTGOMERY. THEATRE: Stage Kiss (Geffen Playhouse), LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Performance by an Actor, Backstage West Garland Award for Best Actor, and Ovation Nomination for Best Actor for his performance as Kendall Parker in YELLOW (LA Weekly Awards' Best Ensemble, Backstage Garland Awards' Best Production/Ensemble) written and directed by Del Shores (Coast Playhouse), The Young Playwrights Festival (The Blank Theatre, 2014 & 2015), Spring Awakening (The Production Company), Revolver (Celebration Theatre) and Friends Like These (Theatre Unleashed). FILM/TV: Jane the Virgin (CW), Del Shores' Southern Baptist Sissies opposite Dale Dickey and Leslie Jordan, Sonny With a Chance, So Random, Austin & Ally, and Shake It Up! (Disney Channel), Night of the Living Fred (Nickelodeon), and Expecting a Miracle (Hallmark Movie Channel). WEB: Nasty Habits (Series Regular, Writer, Executive Producer, Winner of Best Drama Vancouver WebFest), AwesomenessTV, Go90's Betch. Also cohost of the iTunes podcast “Welcome to DeadCast: The Goosebumps Podcast” with over 100K subscribers. IG: matthew_scott_montgomery. Twitter: @irobotyoujane.

ANDREW PUENTE. THEATER: Chance Theater Company Member; In the Heights (Ovation Recommended), Claudio Quest, Dogfight, After the Revolution (Chance Theater), Hamlet/Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in repertory (American Coast Theater Company), The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (California Repertory Company), The Merchant of Venice, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It (Looseleaf Theatre Company) Teatro Moz (Casa 0101). WEB: Nasty Habits (Winner of Vancouver Web Fest Best Drama Award), About Us (Averything Productions). andrewpuente.com @andrew_puente

Reviews

Steven Stanley

An über-macho 20something and his not-nearly-so-manly former schoolmate find themselves possibly the only two people left alive on earth in Dead Boys, Matthew Scott Montgomery's funny, touching, romantic, edge-of-your-seat hour-long look at racism, homophobia, and the apocalypse now.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


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Well paced and superbly acted Dead Boys raises the bar for the Hollywood Fringe festival. The dynamic chemistry of Montgomery and Puente fuel this tense but often times funny and sincere play.

sweet - Justin Small


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Matthew Scott Montgomery and Andrew Puente are MAGNETIC together in 'Dead Boys'. In one hour, the audience is taken on a journey complete with humor, sadness, devistation, fear, and hope - all of which are beautifully injected into brilliantly crafted dialogue that touches on sensitive and relevant topics: homosexuality, bullying, immigration and the fear that surrounds it - to name a few. I cannot recommend 'Dead Boys' enough. Really. But you don't have to take my word for it - see for yourself!!

sweet - Molly Burnett


Rob Stevens

But Montgomery has a few surprises in store in his script and his fast paced direction keeps this two-hander from becoming static. Both actors cleanly delineate their roles and have a nice chemistry.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


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Matthew Scott Montgomery proves again he is a unique and exciting voice for his generation, and has created his own definitive genre of spooky, dangerous, and sexy, youthful wit. His brand breathes stronger than ever in his latest show, but his writing digs even deeper with a current political twist. His costar Andrew shines in his intensity and delivers a heartbreaking arc. Bravo Dead Boys. You gave me life!

sweet - Ricky Middlesworth


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DEAD BOYS is exciting, comical, emotional, and thought provoking. Writer, Matthew Scott Montgomery, in such a short amount of time, manages to capture some of the deepest fears, struggles, and emotions that Mexican-Americans and LGBTQ people go through. All while making you laugh with his light moments and incredibly unique dialogue. Do not miss this.

sweet - christina de Leon


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I was blown away by this show - heart-breaking and raw, with an ominous undertone and creepy overtone. The performances are stellar, Matthew Scott Montgomery will make you laugh and cry, and Andrew Puente is haunting and grounded. The show's run-time is a short hour, that really transports you to a time-and-a-place. Not one I'll soon forget. Go see it!

sweet - theghostnextdoor


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The show may be titled "Dead Boys," but you would be hard pressed to find two actors who are more alive. Smart, gripping, and emotional- it bursts through the door from moment one and doesn't let up. You'll pay for a whole seat, but only need the edge of it.

sweet - joegillette


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An incredible piece of writing, acting, and directing. A hilarious and powerful piece that shouldn't be missed.

sweet - grooveriot


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Dead Boys is a funny, poignant and emotionally insightful play about what it means to be alive - all set against the backdrop of an apocalypse. You'll laugh and you might also cry. Highly recommend this show!

sweet - lbgrp


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Dead Boys is a painful, charming piece of work that shows us we can always find a safe place in human connection - even when there are literal monsters at the door. An emotional sucker punch about two young men navigating a world that's a few weeks in to an apocalyptic nightmare, this show reels you in, drowns you in the story, and then, just when you forget where you are, reminds you that there's a reason it's called Dead Boys. Full of humor, wit, and surprises, Dead Boys is a must see.

sweet - allhallowskat


Steven Stanley

An über-macho 20something and his not-nearly-so-manly former schoolmate find themselves possibly the only two people left alive on earth in Dead Boys, Matthew Scott Montgomery's funny, touching, romantic, edge-of-your-seat hour-long look at racism, homophobia, and the apocalypse now.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

But Montgomery has a few surprises in store in his script and his fast paced direction keeps this two-hander from becoming static. Both actors cleanly delineate their roles and have a nice chemistry.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Avatar

Well paced and superbly acted Dead Boys raises the bar for the Hollywood Fringe festival. The dynamic chemistry of Montgomery and Puente fuel this tense but often times funny and sincere play.

sweet - Justin Small


Avatar

Matthew Scott Montgomery and Andrew Puente are MAGNETIC together in 'Dead Boys'. In one hour, the audience is taken on a journey complete with humor, sadness, devistation, fear, and hope - all of which are beautifully injected into brilliantly crafted dialogue that touches on sensitive and relevant topics: homosexuality, bullying, immigration and the fear that surrounds it - to name a few. I cannot recommend 'Dead Boys' enough. Really. But you don't have to take my word for it - see for yourself!!

sweet - Molly Burnett


Avatar

Matthew Scott Montgomery proves again he is a unique and exciting voice for his generation, and has created his own definitive genre of spooky, dangerous, and sexy, youthful wit. His brand breathes stronger than ever in his latest show, but his writing digs even deeper with a current political twist. His costar Andrew shines in his intensity and delivers a heartbreaking arc. Bravo Dead Boys. You gave me life!

sweet - Ricky Middlesworth


Avatar

DEAD BOYS is exciting, comical, emotional, and thought provoking. Writer, Matthew Scott Montgomery, in such a short amount of time, manages to capture some of the deepest fears, struggles, and emotions that Mexican-Americans and LGBTQ people go through. All while making you laugh with his light moments and incredibly unique dialogue. Do not miss this.

sweet - christina de Leon


Avatar

I was blown away by this show - heart-breaking and raw, with an ominous undertone and creepy overtone. The performances are stellar, Matthew Scott Montgomery will make you laugh and cry, and Andrew Puente is haunting and grounded. The show's run-time is a short hour, that really transports you to a time-and-a-place. Not one I'll soon forget. Go see it!

sweet - theghostnextdoor


Avatar

The show may be titled "Dead Boys," but you would be hard pressed to find two actors who are more alive. Smart, gripping, and emotional- it bursts through the door from moment one and doesn't let up. You'll pay for a whole seat, but only need the edge of it.

sweet - joegillette


Avatar

An incredible piece of writing, acting, and directing. A hilarious and powerful piece that shouldn't be missed.

sweet - grooveriot


Avatar

Dead Boys is a funny, poignant and emotionally insightful play about what it means to be alive - all set against the backdrop of an apocalypse. You'll laugh and you might also cry. Highly recommend this show!

sweet - lbgrp


Avatar

Dead Boys is a painful, charming piece of work that shows us we can always find a safe place in human connection - even when there are literal monsters at the door. An emotional sucker punch about two young men navigating a world that's a few weeks in to an apocalyptic nightmare, this show reels you in, drowns you in the story, and then, just when you forget where you are, reminds you that there's a reason it's called Dead Boys. Full of humor, wit, and surprises, Dead Boys is a must see.

sweet - allhallowskat