Good Boys and True

Second Stage Theatre (New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)
New York, NY
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Review - Good Boys and True: School Trophies
by Michael Dale - May 27, 2008

Set designer Derek McLane exercises no subtlety in immediately establishing the mood for Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's drama Good Boys and True. On entering Second Stage's theatre the audience is greeted by three walls full of dozens and dozens of sports trophies neatly displayed in wooden shelves that stretch from the floor to upper reaches of the playing space. Though the characters never recognize these trophies as a realistic part of their environment, they serve as a continual backdrop reinforcing a culture that believes those who achieve victory in athletics, in career or in solving conflicts are the only ones who matter. (more...)