Saturday Sep 23, 2017 - Sunday Oct 15, 2017


by: Nick Salamone
directed by: Jon Lawrence Rivera

A world premiere play by Nick Salamone (HELEN, THE SONNETEER, SEA CHANGE, RIFFS AND CREDOS, RED HAT & TALES).

In a bedroom — one man contemplates his life as his ex-girlfriend, his younger lover, and his mother help him sort out what he might have missed in life through a series of fantastical dreams in three scenes.

  • "... has the immediacy of a diary entry and a mounting mysteriousness that defies expectations... Rivera delivers a luminous staging, mooring his cast in a bracing naturalism that emphasizes the piece's inherent mystery. His solidly capable actors are so matter-of-fact that they catch us completely off-guard for this journey into the unexpected." Los Angeles Times
  • "There is an intimacy and vulnerability to the production that simply cannot be faked, a fact sealed by the fantastic performances. BILLY BOY’s format allows for genuine surprise and a feeling of satisfaction, as if a real conversation has been had, and something has been worked out. Getting over guilt is not easy, but BILLY BOY reminds us that hard choices are often the most worthwhile."
    Stage Raw - TOP TEN
  • "As with so many of his previous plays, the world premiere of Nick Salamone’s BILLY BOY, his newest quantum leap into another knockout bout of personal soul-searching, is arrestingly brave, unflinchingly honest, and unapologetically sentimental."
  • "... a beautiful production, intelligent and worthy of our attention."
    Edge Media Network
  • Starring: Matt Pascua, Rachel Sorsa and Nick Salamone
  • Scenic Designer: Christopher Scott Murillo
  • Lighting Designer: Derek Jones
  • Costume Designer: Mylette Nora
  • Producer and Stage Manager: Henry Heno Fernandez
  • Tickets: $25 online / $30 at the door

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