Good Boys and True, a new play by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, takes place in 1989 at an all boys private prep school in New England. This seemingly serene environment is disrupted when a sex-tape scandal rocks the varsity football team. The mother of the star senior player has to sort out fact from fiction as she tries to get to the bottom of the controversy and protect her ivy-league bound son.
I thought that this play was pretty decent. It makes you think about what ultimately makes people good and if we can ever really escape the mistakes of our past. I can't really say too much more about the story because I don't want to ruin anything. It takes very privileged WASPy New England characters and forces them to really examine themselves, how they are perceived by others, and how they treat other people; it will hopefully force the audience to do the same thing. It's not a perfect play by any means, but definitely worth seeing.
(Good Boys And True plays at Second Stage Theatre, 307 West 43rd Street at 8th Avenue. Currently in previews, it officially opens May 19th and runs through June 1st. Showtimes: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm, Thursday - Friday at 8pm. Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. For tickets call the box office: (212) 246-4422...regular priced tickets are $65-$70, Youth Advance (Under 25) are $25, same-day student rush are $15.)