Written by Mart Crowley
Co-directed by Jim McNabb and Shaun Toohey
October 10-19 at 7:30pm
Matinees Oct 12,19 at 2:30pm
Preview Performance on Oct-9
Set in a stylish New York City apartment, Michael, an affluent, thirty-year-old gay man has invited five friends to his stylish New York City apartment for a birthday party honouring their gay Jewish friend, Harold. After the drinks are poured and the music turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault-lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity. As the evening comes to a close, Michael challenges his guests to play a party game he has devised. What will the game reveal and will it end as he intended?
A true theatrical game-changer, The Boys in the Band helped spark a revolution by putting gay men’s lives onstage — unapologetically and without judgement – in a world that was not yet willing to fully accept them. It premiered Off-Broadway in 1968, and was revived on Broadway for its 50th anniversary in 2018.
“I was rapt; barely noticed the time pass. Parties that go wrong are often the stuff of great drama.”
– Kate Kellaway, The Observer
“Fifty years of changes makes Mart Crowley’s THE BOYS IN THE BAND all the more intriguing.”
– Michael Dale, Broadway World
Audience Advisory: Adult themes and language. Ages 18+
Run Time: 2 hours. Includes intermission.
Adult: $36 + $4 facility fee = $40
Senior (65+): $32 + $4 facility fee = $36
Student/Artist*/Unwaged: $20 + $4 facility fee = $24
*including Theatre Ontario members
Presented By: TotoToo