Live From the A-Team: Humble Boy

Some more A-Team reviews for you this week, this time for Different Stages’ Humble Boy.

Just the Right Balance of Comedy and Drama

Charlotte Jones’ Humble Boy has found its fair share of awards and deserves all that is good about it. The cast is quite stellar and with one exception all faces I have not seen before. The story centers on Felix who is coming to terms with the loss of his father, dealing with any and all things that involve an overbearing and self absorbed mother, a lost love that may not be so lost and might have more than just love to bring to him. I won’t give away anymore of the plot. The play itself runs a bit but for me I found that to be quite fine as these characters, so many of them flawed in character but amazing in delivery to be people you would want to know but maybe just from a safe enough distance where they can not hurt you. I hope you take a moment and see this wonderful show.

Stephen Reynolds

Thanks to all you A-Teamers for getting out and reviewing these shows!

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One thought on “Live From the A-Team: Humble Boy

  1. “Humble Boy” is a wonderful play, with well-developed characters. A true ensemble play, the characters are multi-layered and complex, intriguing and unpredictable. The set, sound, and lights were perfect, and City Theatre was a great venue for this play. Honestly, when I heard it was based on the plot from Hamlet, I thought I would be bored. Not for a moment. It was witty, warm, and charming… Go see this great cast, you’ll be glad you did!

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