The Men From The Boys

by  Mart Crowley

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  9m

The funny, acerbic, and tender sequel to The Boys in the Band.

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The Men From The Boys

by  Mart Crowley

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Thirty years after the characters in The Boys in the Band gathered in Michael's Manhattan duplex to celebrate Harold's birthday, six of the survivors are assembled again in the same apartment for another occasion: a "Celebration of Life" for one of the original "boys," who has died. This funny, acerbic, and tender sequel does not toe any politically correct line. Rather, it is full of debates about and criticisms of the post-liberation world, allowing these men to realize how much they have changed, and how much further they have to go.
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  • Selected as a 2004 Lambda Literary Award Nominee.


"Crowley once again raise[s] his iconoclastic, querulous voice in a complex, tangled story." - Bay Area Reporter


Aging, Death, Friendship


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


  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting: Manhattan Duplex
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
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MICHAEL: 59; a comb-over; well groomed.
DONALD: 57; trim; ageing boy-next-door.
EMORY: 63; pink; plump.
HANK: 61; distinguished.
BERNARD: 57; African-American; good-looking.
SCOTT: 26; a beauty.
JASON: 33; pumped-up; sexy.
RICK: 24; Asian-American, cute.
HAROLD: 61; thin; pock-marked.

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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • Multicultural casting



Mart Crowley

Mart Crowley

The New Conservatory Theatre Center; San Francisco, CA; October 26, 2002; directed by Ed Decker.

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