Bright young things the ones to watch.
The Outfit Theatre Company present the NZ Premiere of Boys' Life by Howard Korder
A “bitingly funny post-modern comedy of manners”
The Outfit Theatre Company are being touted by many as ‘the ones to watch’ on the Auckland theatre scene. The critically-acclaimed ensemble recently launched their 2011 season with the smash hit ‘The Sex Show’, which took out the STAMP Award at this year’s Auckland Fringe Festival. Now The Outfit are back with the NZ premiere of Howard Korder’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Boys’ Life.
With a focus on staging entertaining and relevant shows, The Outfit hope to open theatre up to people who may not be regular theatregoers. “It’s all about putting on fresh, entertaining works – the type of stuff that audiences are really hungry for” says Joel Herbert, The Outfit’s Co-Artistic Director, who also performs in the play.
Herbert is just one of The Outfit’s rising stars - he and fellow Co-Artistic Director Sarah Graham were featured in a list of rising talents by the Dominion Post in 2009; now, two years on, they have well and truly proven themselves, Boys’ Life being the company’s tenth show since forming in 2007.
A witty and thought-provoking urban drama, Boys’ Life could succinctly be described as the male ‘Sex in the City’, playing out through the beer-tinted eyes of three young urban men who refuse to grow up.
The New Yorker called Boys’ Life: “the most balanced and intelligent comment on the battle of the sexes I've seen in a long time…"
(By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Lmtd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Services, Inc New York.)
Boys’ Life by Howard Korder
April 13th - 23rd
The Basement Theatre
Lower Greys Ave, Auckland CBD
Bookings: www.iticket.co.nz or Ph. (09) 361 1000
More info: www.outfittheatre.co.nz