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Police Boys

Marion Isaac McClinton
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POLICE BOYS explores the conflict and tensions between a group of police officers and the community they’re sworn to serve

Production Info

Cast: 9 total (2 female, 7 male)
Full Length Drama (about 195 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“POLICE BOYS is a cry from the heart written in response to the recession-spawned epidemic of gang violence that erupted in the late '80s. Filled with a rich array of lovingly and painfully conceived characters who spout equal parts profanity-laced invective and transfigurative arias, it charged headlong into a world of fatherless warrior children and the elder survivors wrestling with them, and with their own legacies. The ambition, compassion, and tumbling catharsis of the play still leaps off the page.” —Tim Sanford, Artistic Director, Playwrights Horizons

About the Author


  • Marion Isaac McClinton

    Marion Isaac McClinton is an American theatre director and playwright. He has been nominated for a Tony Award for directing and has won the Vivian Robinson Audelco Black Theatre Award, Director/Dramatic Production. an Obie Award, Direction, and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award. He has directed most of August Wilson's plays, both on Broadway and regionally, and is known as one of the leading Wilson directors. He is an associate artist at Center Stage in Baltimore. He has directed at, among others, the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Guthrie Theater, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Playwrights Horizons. At the Goodman Theatre he directed a staged reading of FENCES as part of the Goodman's August Wilson Celebration in February 2007. He had previously directed August Wilson’s KING HEDLEY II, GEM OF THE OCEAN and JITNEY at the Goodman.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 12/19/2018
Pages 130
ISBN 9780881457285

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Police Boys is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC