Dark Play or Stories for Boys

Dark Play or Stories for Boys $13

Carlos Murillo

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 2 Female

The girl in Nick's bed wants to know why his abdomen is covered in scars

Does Nick tell the truth, or does he do what he does so well - weave an elaborate tale?

The question launches him into a memory - an outsider at age fourteen, Nick discovers the intoxicating pleasures of inventing fake personalities in the chat rooms of the World Wide Web

Adam's online profile, and the words "I want to fall in love," pique his curiosity

Nick invents Rachel, the girl of Adam's dreams, and his curiosity becomes obsession

As Adam mounts the pressure to meet his Internet love in the real world, Nick creates ever more elaborate deceptions to fuel Adam's desire

And when the boys finally meet in the real world, the consequences are catastrophic

This tale of deception, fluid personality and sexual license in the Internet age, examines what happens when the real world and virtual world collide

"Murillo's enjoyably hyper-theatrical play concerns the infinite latent possibilities within us, and the disturbing way in which our alienating and atomizing world encourages the furtive pursuit of one's kinkiest desires" ~ LA Times

"It's provocative and sensual. And it probes the pressing question-the changing nature of identity in the virtual world" ~ Chicago Tribune

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