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.
Adam Jones (Rick) is a young ambitious actor who has recently made his appearance in the local theater scene. He started in high school, from there he stared in a few Greenville tech shows, and then stared as Romeo in a production of Romeo and Juliet for the Upstate Shakespeare Festival. He went on to star as Ariel in the Tempest, Anthony Marston in And Then There Were None, and now Rick in The Men From The Boys. He is grateful for the opportunity to be apart of a great project.
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.