Good Boys

by  Jane Martin

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m

"Galvanizing." - St. Paul Pioneer

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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A fierce encounter between fathers, one black and one white, opens a deeply disturbing chapter in their lives. The men relive the school shooting in which their sons died, one a victim and the other the shooter. When racial issues threaten to derail all hope for understanding and forgiveness, the black father's other son takes matters into his owns hands. He pushes the confrontation to a dangerous and frightening climax. Good Boys explores the pressures of modern family life and the breaking points of men and boys, and it raises the question: To what extent are parents responsible for their children's behavior? This topical drama by the author of Keely and Du premiered at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Galvanizing." - St. Paul Pioneer

"A terrifying, terrific piece of theatre that is as memorable as it is unsettling." - Star Tribune

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A tropical public park somewhere in Florida.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

5m
JAMES ERSKINE
ETHAN ERSKINE
THOMAS THURMAN
CORIN THURMAN
MARCUS THURMAN
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male

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Authors

Jane Martin

Jane Martin, a Kentuckian, first came to national attention for Talking With, a collection of monologues premiering in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 1982 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Since its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1982, Talking With has been performed around the world, winning the B ...

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Good Boys premiered at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN in September 2002 under the direction of Jon Jory.

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