All The Fine Boys @ The Pershing Square Signature Center
Featuring very strong performances from the cast-Abigail Breslin, Isabelle Fuhrman, Joe Tippett and Alex Wolff-All The Fine Boys, presented at The Pershing Square Signature Center, by The New Group, is a 90-minute one-act full of teenage sexual animus…and where that dangerous animus can lead.
Erica Schmidt’s play moves along at a steady pace and her direction makes smart use of the one-set stage, while she slips her four characters across couches, a rug, and a bathroom that doubles as an entrance way. The ‘girls’ here, Breslin of Little Miss Sunshine fame (and a soon-to-be Dirty Dancing remake) and Isabelle Fuhrman of the Hunger Games/Masters Of Sex opens the play up and pretty much keeps us engaged throughout, it is their story after all. Their interaction is especially well-written and acted and they keep a strong center of the theme when they satellite around the excellent turns by Tippett and Wolff.
A slightly predictable ending comes up upon us pretty much as off-stage action, and in an ending that seemed a little rushed to me, Schmidt grabs the audience early providing some truly unsettling moments and gives the four here lots to chew on.
Are the boys here fine? Are the girls smart, pretty and destined for a full future? You have to check this play out to see.