Good Boys and True at Second Stage Theatre

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Ellen Richard, Executive Director) has announced that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's new play, Good Boys and True, will be the third production of its current season. Directed by Tony Award-nominee Scott Ellis, Good Boys and True will begin previews in late April 2008 and will officially open in mid-May 2008.

Second Stage Theatre first worked with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa when they produced his drama, 'The Mystery Plays,' in the Second Stage Uptown series during the summer of 2004. Following that, Roberto was the NEA/TCG Playwright-in-Residence at Second Stage Theatre during the 2004 and 2005 seasons and is currently part of the Time Warner Commissioning Program at Second Stage Theatre.

Against a backdrop of 1980's privilege and power, a disturbing scandal at an all-boys prep school forces a mother to confront the truth about her son and herself in Good Boys and True, a new play by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Based on a Totally True Story, HBO's "Big Love"), directed by Tony Award-nominee Scott Ellis (Curtains, The Little Dog Laughed, Twelve Angry Men). As the scandal unexpectedly twists and turns, mother and son find themselves contending with unforeseen and long-concealed secrets that threaten to destroy both school and family.

A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's many plays include 'The Muckle Man' (City Theatre in Pittsburgh), 'Dark Matters' (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), 'Based on a Totally True Story' (Manhattan Theatre Club), 'The Mystery Plays' (Yale Rep/Second Stage Theatre), 'The Velvet Sky' (Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C.), 'Rough Magic' (Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York), and 'The Weird' (an evening of short pulpy plays at Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta). For Marvel Comics, he is the Harvey Award-winning author of such titles as 'Angel: Revelations' and 'The Dead of Night: Man-Thing'. Most recently, he joined the writing staff of HBO's series Big Love and developed a television series about werewolves, 'Howl', for the Fox Network.

Director Scott Ellis returns to Second Stage Theatre where he has staged many productions, including last season's critically acclaimed Broadway transfer 'The Little Dog Laughed' (2006).' Ellis' is currently represended on Broadway by Curtains, his many other Broadway credits include: 'Twelve Angry Men' (2004), 'The Look of Love' (2003), 'The Boys from Syracuse' (2002), 'The Man Who Had All the Luck' (2002 revival). Ellis is the Associate Artistic Director of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Second Stage Theatre's 2007-08 season:

Second Stage Theatre's production of Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry, directed by Pam MacKinnon and starring Johanna Day, Bill Pullman, and Dallas Roberts, is currently running through to 30 Dec 2007.

Albee's Peter and Jerry will be followed by the new musical, Nest to Normal, with music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and direction by Michael Greif. Starring Tony nominees Alice Ripley and Brian d'Arcy James, Nest to Normal will begin previews on 16 Jan 2008 and will open on 13 Feb, playing through to 9 Mar 2008.

Following Good Boys and True, Second Stage's season will conclude in the early summer with Richard Nelson's Some Americans Abroad, directed by Gordon Edelstein.

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