Breakroom Leisure presents the blokes within the band at Plant Metropolis Leisure

Breakroom Entertainment presents The Boys in the Band at Plant City Entertainment in August. The cast includes (top) Doug Buffaloe as Emory and (bottom left to right) Peter Belk as Hank and Bri Burgess as Larry.

Breakroom Entertainment, a new theater company, is presenting The Boys in the Band at Plant City Entertainment from Friday through Sunday, August 20th, 21st and 22nd. This is Breakroom Entertainment’s first show. Plant City Entertainment is located at 101 N. Thomas St. in Plant City.

The summary for The Boys in the Band is: In his apartment on the Upper East Side, Michael throws a birthday party for Harold, a self-proclaimed “32-year-old, pockmarked Jew fairy,” complete with a surprise gift – cowboy, a street singer. As the evening progressed, fueled by drugs and alcohol, bitter, unresolved resentments came to light among the guests when a game of truth went terribly wrong.

The show features strong language that includes drug and sexual cues, as well as some offensive dialogue, including homophobic and racial slurs.

The Boys in the Band was a groundbreaking play that premiered off-Broadway in 1968 and had 1,001 performances. It was then made into a feature film with the original cast. In 2018, The Boys in the Band made their Broadway debut at the Booth Theater in an unprecedented production with an all-gay cast that was later featured in another feature film adaptation of the play for Netflix.

Breakroom Entertainment’s production goes one step further by having a full cast and crew from the LGBTQ + community.

The Boys in the Band is a passionate project by director Rome Johnson. “I really wanted to direct this show and I felt like a friend of mine would be perfect at it. We decided to team up to produce the show, ”said Johnson.

“This show is known in the community as a gay historical show because it was one of the first pieces to honestly portray gay life without tragedy or as a joke,” added Johnson.

The shows on Friday and Saturday have a curtain at 8 p.m. There is a matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $ 20 each. All proceeds from the show will benefit Plant City Entertainment, which had to close for over a year due to the pandemic.

Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-boys-in-the-band-at-pce-tickets-162715850489.

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