However, Kevin's football career is wrecked by a knee injury, leaving him at 18 unemployed with a wife and two children to support. He takes refuge in drink and drugs while Adam, complete with a new set of well-heeled friends, lands a high-flying job in London. The stretch between Strangeways prison and the hallowed cloisters of Cambridge, between the estate's Working Men's Club and London media life, becomes too much for even the best of friends. But when Adam and Kevin lose the people that mean most to them, they back in their home town again are forced to confront what their roots really are and what means success to them and in doing so they come to know what separates the men from the boys.
Touching, funny and completely unputdownable, Philip Collins's novel of life, love and loss is the unforgettable story of a new generation.
Peopled with wonderful characters and vivid scenes from closing mines to university quads, from unemployment centres and hopeless estates to the upwardly mobile, fast-stream Islington lifestyle, The Men From the Boys is also rich in the questions it poses. Enter your HarperCollins account username and password.
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Please note that your username is an e-mail address. Download your e-book s from your bookshelf. Michael Patrick Gaffney infuses Emory with a giddy yet heartfelt campiness, while Will Huddleston brings a hilarious if somewhat stagy bravura to Harold.
Not to be outdone by the living, the deceased Larry even gets in on the action in an effective cameo by Andrew Nance. Director Ed Decker has his hands full in moving the cast members around the living room set without making things too claustrophobic, though scenic designer Eric E.
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Sinkkonen has done a terrific job of adding depth to the apartment with slick, elegant, photographic panels as well as a sliding terrace door and a mirrored bar. Though it lacks some of the dramatic hinges that made its predecessor so piercing, by the second act of The Men From The Boys , all of the characters have been fleshed out and the story really begins to resonate in spite of the fact that its plot turns are not particularly original.
And Crowley is as adept as ever at zingy one-liners Emory: The dialog and story is relayed in "real time. Michael angrily defends Scott, and yells at the new character Jason, a "strident young activist" who had been romantically involved with Larry.
Emory and Harold get involved in the arguments, while non-combative characters include Donald, Bernard, and Rick, a male nurse who had been harboring feelings for Larry. The play was written by Mart Crowley , famous for writing The Boys in the Band , which was groundbreaking for its frank portrayal of gay perspectives and lives in a repressive time, prior to the cultural acceptance of gay rights  later in the s.
It was billed as a "sequel play. Opening officially for review on November 9, ,  it was presented in two acts with a running time of two hours and twenty minutes. Rick Sinkkonen and Sarah Ellen Joynt handled set. About the premiere, Variety noted that a "lack of significant change" in the characters' demeanor was one of several major problems in the play, wondering why Michael, Harold, Emory, and the other character had remained friends despite their years of backstabbing.