NOW STREAMING! Proud Mary Theatre Company’s The Boys from The Boys in the Band, re-unite once again for the sequel by Mart Crowley, The Boys From The Men. in a special virtual reunion production STREAMING NOW through Thursday, July 30 @ 6 p.m. on our Vimeo Virtual Channel. Free with any donation now at proudmarytheatre.com.
Our original actors and creative team are back at the same New York apartment 35 years later after a funeral for Larry, who has died at of pancreatic cancer.
Brandon Mimnaugh (Emory) previously appeared in The Boys in the Band and as Mark in Southern Baptist Sissies. Brandon Mimnaugh is a Spartanburg native and USC Upstate alumni. Beginning his acting career at Boiling Springs High School, he has appeared in numerous plays and musicals with both the Spartanburg Little Theatre and the Shoestring Players at USC Upstate. If he isn’t on the stage, then he’s behind the scenes working as a stage manager. He also participated in both the 2016 and 2017 International Youth Arts Festival in London, England. He would like to thank his friends and family for their undying support, and he is so excited to present this story with such a knockout cast.
Director John Fagan returns to rein in this rowdy, lovable cast, as does stage manager Katherine Rausch (narrator/reader) and producer Sandy Staggs as producer/technical director.
Reprising their original roles for the sequel are Brady Coyle-Smith as Michael, Jon Kilpatrick as Harold, K. Ray Jones as Bernard, Brandon Mimnaugh as Emory, Benjamin Abrams as Hank, and Charlie Hyatt as Donald, the only remaining alcoholic.
Original cast members Holt McCarley (Larry, who is dead!) and Zachary Urban (Cowboy) return as new characters Jason (a young gay activist) and Scott (Michael’s pretty boy-toy) respectively.
And joining our testosterone-and bitchy barb-fueled cast is Adam Jones in his Proud Mary Theatre Company debut as the young Asian nurse Rick. Jones may be the new boy on the block but he earned rave reviews as Romeo in last summer’s Upstate Shakespeare Festival production in Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville.
This production is dedicated to playwright Mart Crowley, who died on March 7, 2020.