Good Boys and True: Steppenwolf presents Drama About Prep School Scandal
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The last date listed for Good Boys and True was Saturday February 16, 2008 / 7:30pm.
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Coming off successful runs in London and Off-Broadway, where it won the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Conor McPherson's The Night Alive arrives at Steppenwolf to tell the compelling story of Tommy, a down-on-his-luck Irish bloke who does a good deed that will likely not go unpunished. A slovenly sort who's taken up residence in his uncle's Dublin house, Tommy and his best friend Doc keep busy plotting get-rich-quick schemes, until one night, Tommy rescues a young woman from a violent attack, who he then takes in and begins to care for. Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper are the featured ensemble members, and Irish playwright McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) is an Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee who's famed for his poetic dialogue and richly textured storytelling. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Arthur Y.
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It is a somewhat intriguing piece. Story isn't new; we all have seen it somewhere before. I liked the overall pace and how it ended. However, I do believe the actors need more rehearsing. Except for Kelly O'Sullivan (in a very small and pivotal role), almost everyone stumbled on words/lines. In addition, Coach Shea's character wasn't developed well -- his true motive (vengeful mind) wasn't quite clear. As the lead, Stephen Louis Grush was uncharismatic. His counterpart, Tim Rock, fared a bit better. Hopefully, a nicer and more capable cast will be featured in the NYC incarnation in April '08.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Good Boys and True by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, directed by Pam MacKinnon. The production features ensemble member Martha Lavey with Stephen Louis Grush, Nick Horst, Mark Minton, Kelly O’Sullivan, John Procaccino, Tim Rock and Kelli Simpkins.
Brandon Hardy is brilliant, athletic and charming, the kind of young man that makes St. Joe’s Preparatory School proud. When the Ivy League-bound senior becomes the center of a scandal that threatens to destroy his future, his mother must sort fact from fiction.
Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. His plays include Based on a Totally True Story, Dark Matters and Say You Love Satan. He is also known for his work on the Marvel comic books Fantastic Four and The Sensational Spider-Man.