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Boys in the Basement is going on the air with Flabby Hoffman

Whatever comes up, Frank will be trying to talk about his latest play, Boys in the Basement which opens Nov. 6 in Evanston.

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Boys in the Basement and the children of divorce

Children are the victims of divorce, caught in events totally beyond their control and scarred by them nonetheless. Boys in the Basement looks at how men think about their children in divorce. Some men struggle to stay involved in tier children's lives after divorce, others can not bear the pain and simply disappear, leaving children ...

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The economics of divorce & Boys in the Basement

Boys in the Basement takes an unapologetic look at divorce from a man's perspective. We've been bringing you infograhics this week that look at the carnage that comes from divorce. Today's examines the economics of marriage and divorce. It touches on the fact that children in middle-income households are less likely to have married parents ...

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Boys in the Basement looks at divorce in 1993

Boys in the Basement looks at divorce circa 1993, before the Internet and before online dating, in the United States. By way fo comparison, 1993 was the busiest year on record for divorce in the U.K., according to the inforgraphic below. It saw 165,018 couples getting divorces there. Boys in the Basement centers around the 1993 divorce of ...

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Boys in the Basement and divorce — a look at the wreckage

Boys in the Basement looks at the heartbreak and wreckage that divorce brings. Men suffer through it as do women, but men seldom speak about their pain. This show will give you insights into how men cope, often badly, with the aftermath of divorce. We'll be looking at divorce statistics all this week in the ...

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Top 5 reasons to buy your tickets NOW for Boys in the Basement

Boys in the Basement,  a poignant look at the heartbreak of divorce from a man's perspective, opens in one month at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston. Performances are Fridays, Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays Nov. 8 and Nov. 15 ...

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Why are the Boys in the Basement?

Boys in the Basement is a story about divorced men trying to cope, often badly, with the pain and loss that divorce brings. It's an unapologetic look at divorce from a man's perspective, one rarely if ever conveyed on the stage before. The characters all live in the same suburban apartment building and get together ...

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Boys in the Basement — how it began

Boys in the Basement is a very personal story for me, as have been all my plays. I went through a divorce in the 1990s after 16 years of marriage. The divorce process took 18 months, from the spring of 1993 and ending in December 1994 with a divorce settlement. It then continued as I ...

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Boys in the Basement show program a big draw for sponsors

Boys in the Basement opens Friday, Nov. 6 and when it does, it's show program will be filled with a record-number of sponsor ads. "Basically we sold out the program," says 2nd Act Players cofounder John N. Frank. "We'd have to add more pages at this point to accommodate any additional sponsors for this show." ...

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Special tickets for divorced theater-goers

"This is the least we can do for anyone who has suffered the living hell of a divorce," says playwright John N. Frank, himself the survivor of a divorce in 1993.

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