The play is a comedy about a boy band, "The Boy Toys", who step into fame and are on top of the world in 2008. They have everything as teenagers - fame, money, groupies, stalkers, a sleazy manager... but before they enter their twenties they find themselves just shy of being completely washed up. The play focuses on the Boy Toys attempt at a comeback, a shot at redemption, and a return to glory.
I had a chance to read the script before the shoot and it is extremely funny. I had seen a few of ETC's productions before and have always laughed whole heartedly. I've even been a part of one or two, playing guitar with a good friend of mine. Todd along with his wife/director Emily (and their children) put their hearts into these productions and "The Has Beens" is no exception.
The Has Beens runs September 7, 12, 13, and 14 at 8:00 pm, September 8 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and September 9 at 6:00 pm at the Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia 19147.
The Shubin Theater is a really neat place to see a show. It's small, intimate and every seat gets you close to the action. Bainbridge Street runs parallel to South Street so it is easy to get to. I strongly urge you to come out and see this production. The cast members take what they do very seriously and are sure to deliver numerous laughs. For tickets and more info click here
GO SEE THE SHOW.
It's something different. It's live. It's funny. It's ART.
On with some pics...
~Fictitious or not, Stay Classy Boy Bands