Good Boys

Critics

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81 %

Reviews: 8

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

What happens when locker room talk becomes locker room action? When a leaked video tape becomes the biggest scandal to hit St. Joseph’s Prep, the Hardy family is forced to separate fact from fiction – and their son, Brandon, is caught at the center of it. Ripped from today’s headlines, Good Boys is a thrilling evening of theater that will keep you guessing from start to finish.

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“Good Boys” would be stronger if it explained less and insinuated more. But it’s impossible to look away from this tale of privilege exposed and held to account. Life and art may mirror each other in this familiarly sensational story, but the theater provides a better classroom than last year’s Senate hearing room.

sweet - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

An explicit sex tape involving a prep school jock and a young woman decidedly not his girlfriend sets off a chain of events that will forever change the lives of one entitled Washington DC family in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s suspenseful, provocative Good Boys, now riveting audiences at Pasadena Playhouse.

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

The director, Carolyn Cantor, steers a very powerful cast through this memorable play.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


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GOOD BOYS is a thought-provoking play about our past, present and unfortunately future, that will give parents a lot to ponder.

sweet - Jonas Schwartz-Owen - Broadway World - ...read full review


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Good Boys is strong enough to update, and improve on, Tea and Sympathy, in which a student is accused of being gay and sleeps with an instructor’s wife to prove his masculinity. Here, we see how internalized homophobia creates the thinking that it’s far worse to be gay than to be a rapist. This sad and still-topical issue could be the crux of Good Boys, which has all the insights it needs. It just requires more depth.

sweet-sour - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


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The acting throughout is solid, there’s good chemistry among the players, and the topics are ones that should stay in the public mind until at least some of the youth who live their lives without responsibility and consequences reclaim (or begin operating from) a sense of respect for others and simple morality.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


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despite my issues with much of it, Good Boys is still worth seeing. First of all, anytrip to the Pasadena Playhouse is a worthwhile one. I love that place! And though it’s far from the most riveting story I’ve ever seen, and the performances need to percolate quite a bit more, if you’re a fan of seeing TV actors work right in front of your eyes, this could be the theatre experience for you.

sweet-sour - Karen Salkin - It's Not About Me - ...read full review


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Carolyn Cantor’s direction is professional if not especially distinctive, but Dane Laffrey’s set creates an appropriately tony and austere ambience. The writing is the main problem with this show.

sweet-sour - Terry Morgan - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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“Good Boys” would be stronger if it explained less and insinuated more. But it’s impossible to look away from this tale of privilege exposed and held to account. Life and art may mirror each other in this familiarly sensational story, but the theater provides a better classroom than last year’s Senate hearing room.

sweet - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

An explicit sex tape involving a prep school jock and a young woman decidedly not his girlfriend sets off a chain of events that will forever change the lives of one entitled Washington DC family in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s suspenseful, provocative Good Boys, now riveting audiences at Pasadena Playhouse.

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

The director, Carolyn Cantor, steers a very powerful cast through this memorable play.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


Avatar

GOOD BOYS is a thought-provoking play about our past, present and unfortunately future, that will give parents a lot to ponder.

sweet - Jonas Schwartz-Owen - Broadway World - ...read full review


Avatar

Good Boys is strong enough to update, and improve on, Tea and Sympathy, in which a student is accused of being gay and sleeps with an instructor’s wife to prove his masculinity. Here, we see how internalized homophobia creates the thinking that it’s far worse to be gay than to be a rapist. This sad and still-topical issue could be the crux of Good Boys, which has all the insights it needs. It just requires more depth.

sweet-sour - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


Avatar

The acting throughout is solid, there’s good chemistry among the players, and the topics are ones that should stay in the public mind until at least some of the youth who live their lives without responsibility and consequences reclaim (or begin operating from) a sense of respect for others and simple morality.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


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despite my issues with much of it, Good Boys is still worth seeing. First of all, anytrip to the Pasadena Playhouse is a worthwhile one. I love that place! And though it’s far from the most riveting story I’ve ever seen, and the performances need to percolate quite a bit more, if you’re a fan of seeing TV actors work right in front of your eyes, this could be the theatre experience for you.

sweet-sour - Karen Salkin - It's Not About Me - ...read full review


Avatar

Carolyn Cantor’s direction is professional if not especially distinctive, but Dane Laffrey’s set creates an appropriately tony and austere ambience. The writing is the main problem with this show.

sweet-sour - Terry Morgan - Stage Raw - ...read full review