All the Fine Boys

by  Erica Schmidt

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"Part romantic comedy, part thriller, with a little bit of an indie-drama vibe." - The New York Times

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All the Fine Boys

by  Erica Schmidt

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Emily and Jenny, two fourteen-year-olds in suburban South Carolina in the eighties, are interested in exploring everything from junk food to sex. Their explorations lead them to two older men: Emily to Adam, a high school senior, and Jenny to Joseph, her father’s twenty-eight-year-old friend from church. All the Fine Boys takes a hard look at the often painful and confusing transition into adulthood. 
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"...there's a stinging authenticity to their awkward interactions that's alternately hilarious and horrifying." - Time Out NY, Read More 

"Schmidt has a knack for writing dialogue that flows with ease...captures the precarious limbo between childhood and adulthood. - Paste Magazine, Read More 

"Part romantic comedy, part thriller, with a little bit of an indie-drama vibe." - The New York Times

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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Suburban South Carolina, late 1980's
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

2m, 2f
JOSEPH - 28, blonde, blue eyes, very handsome in a traditional kind of way - button down shirt, khaki pants, loafers, well combed hair, favors sunglasses, seems very adult, likes motorcycles, football and skeet shooting, works at the local power plant, a religious-middle class-suburban-southern man.
JENNY - 14, skinny, sometimes sunny, sometimes stormy.
ADAM - 17, the cool kid, the first alternative, dark hair, tall, thin, very smart, well read, the lead in the high school play and the editor of the literary magazine. When his younger brother (who will be Senior Class President and Phi Beta Kappa) graduates the headline of the local paper will read: He's more than Adam's little brother. 
EMILY - 14, a sponge, listens to everything, a little bit heavy (she already has boobs), a little bit pretty.
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens

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Authors

Erica Schmidt

Directing credits include: Richard II with Robert Sean Leonard (The Old Globe); All The Fine Boys (The New Group, wrote the play and directed); Turgenev’s A Month In The Country with Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling (Classic Stage Company); Dennis Kelly’s Taking Care Of Baby (Manhattan Theatre Club); Jonas Hassen Kh ...

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All the Fine Boys premiered in a production by The New Group at the Signature Theatre in New York City in March 2017 under the direction of Erica Schmidt.

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