From Dramatists Play Service:
Told in a series of fast-paced, sharply etched scenes, the play traces the misadventures of three
former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city—and with various women of their
acquaintance. There is the cynical Jack, who is already married and a father, but is not above
pursuing daytime adulteries while babysitting in the park; the innocent, vulnerable Phil, who grows
weary of not being taken seriously and concludes that being unhappy is the way things are supposed to
be; and the handsome, amoral Don, who risks a solid relationship with his girlfriend by sleeping with
another, simply to see if he "could get away with it." Moving along briskly, with its mood of
satirical humor brilliantly sustained, the play dissects and anatomizes the male narcissism—and
protracted adolescence—which characterizes its protagonists and, in the end, makes it hilariously
clear that it is actually the women who possess the qualities of "manhood" and maturity which their
deluded lovers so desperately lay claim to.
"Howard Korder's BOYS' LIFE puts sexual insecurity among under-30 males under the comic microscope
and the result is a satisfying and thoughtful work by a fresh playwriting voice." —Variety.
LIFE is the most balanced and intelligent comment on the battle of the sexes I've seen in a long
time…" —The New Yorker.
"…it makes Howard Korder a presence to take seriously in the theater."
"BOYS' LIFE is the freshest thing I've seen in ages." —NY Daily News.