The Boys in the Band

MMAS Presents The Boys In the Band

Before there were marches, there was a band.

Celebrating its 51st Anniversary, this fiercely funny and groundbreaking play
is a true theatrical game-changer.

The Boys in the Band opened Off-Broadway on April 14, 1968. It ran for more than a 1,000 performances, spawned a national tour and several productions around the world, became a film starring the original cast, and entered gay history.

The play revolves around a group of gay men who gather together for a birthday party in the spring of 1969 in New York City. (This was shortly before the Stonewall Riots that served to catalyze the gay rights movement.) Ground breaking and illuminating, this work, through comedy and pathos, helped to spark a revolution by presenting gay men and their lives on stage without judgement.

This play contains strong adult content and language – parental discretion is advised for those under the age of 16.

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To buy tickets online, click on a performance date (below)

Week One:

Friday, June 7, at 8 PM

Saturday, June 8, at 8 PM

Sunday, June 9, at 2 PM

Week Two

Thursday, June 13, at 8 PM

Friday, June 14, at 8 PM

Saturday, June 15, at 8 PM

Sunday, June 16, at 2 PM

Week Three

Thursday, June 20, at 8 PM

Friday, June 21, at 8 PM

Saturday, June 22, at 8 PM

Sunday, June 23, at 2 PM

… As the evening continues, the cracks beneath their friendships begin to show, exposing the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity.

Boys in the Band’ makes a poignant, timely stop in Mansfield – Patti McAlpine For The Sun Chronicle
  • NOTE: Only MMAS Members and Season Passholders can exchange tickets.
    No exchanges
     are to be made on the day of the show for any reason
  • ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS: your returned ticket will be taken as a donation.
  • All tickets are held at the box office and will be available for pick up starting about one hour before performance.
(Back Row l to r) Ricky DeSisto of Holbrook, Bryant Vasquez Jr of Brockton, and Gary J Milnac of Dorchester.
(On the couch ) Tylar Jahumpa of Cranson RI, John K McElroy II of Harrisville RI, Greg Smith of Brighton, and Christopher Crossen-Sills of Brockton. (Front Row) Max M Peters of Branford CT and André Meservey of Carver
Photo credit: Laura Gustafson