The War Boys
Comes to Joe’s:
In their spare time three vigilantes, childhood friends, enjoy patrolling the U.S./Mexican border. But these youths soon learn that even the most guarded borders are permeable. When the lines between fantasy and reality become dangerously blurred, these young men are forced to decide what it means to be an American, and who has the right to belong.
CONTENT WARNING: This play contains adult content including acts of violence, guns, partial nudity, simulated sexual activity/assault, racist, xenophobic, homophobic and misogynist language.
Drama. Recommended for ages 16 and up.
“Naomi Wallace’s The War Boys is a play about borders. Specifically the Texas/Mexico border. But is also about the border between boyhood and manhood. The border between fantasy and reality. The border between love and hate. The border between right and wrong. Even though The War Boys was written over 20 years ago, Wallace was on to something. She exposes the violence, fear, and self-hatred that breeds and maintains racism.”
-The War Boys Director Matt Ripa
Be Steadwell is returning to Joe’s…
A Letter to My Ex – The Musical
The piece is presented through a series of letters to an ex. Each letter coupled with a song. Each moment, a reflection on the process of grieving the loss of love and learning to move on. The performance explores self-love, addiction, twerking, sex, life, and death through the lens of a heartbroken queer black woman.