The Nothing Boys
Greg Siff’s frankly autobiographical play blends nostalgia and disillusion in a sweetly touching tale based on his high school experiences. After years in Hollywood attempting to break into the movies, Gregory James (Siff) has managed to land only a couple of commercials. While visiting Mom in the hometown, he decides to attend his old school’s 10-year reunion, borrowing a BMW and playing the Hollywood big shot to impress former classmates. But the party is ill-attended, despite the efforts of the school’s ever-cheerful guidance counselor, Marty (Mark Christopher Tracy). The only other attendee is an old acquaintance named Marshall (Jason Weisbrod). It’s only on the school stage, where they once acted together, that they’re able to bridge the gap of years and connect. The play is fairly slight, but it’s inventive and funny, and director Rick Sparks and his actors find enough charm and fun to compensate for its limitations. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 & 7 p.m. Starts: May 3. Continues through June 1, 2008
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