The Boys of Winter

The Boys of Winter
by John Pielmeier

Productions (6)
  • Drama
  • 100 minutes
  • 10 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: The roots of an enormous upturned tree.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-572-8

The Boys of Winter
by John Pielmeier

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Productions (6)
  • Drama
  • 100 minutes
  • 10 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: The roots of an enormous upturned tree.

Shortly after a hellish experience on a hilltop in the Quang Tri Province of Vietnam, Lieutenant William Bonney shot seven Vietnamese villagers in cold blood. Called to answer for the brutal atrocities against these civilians, Bonney and his men give their testimonies of the incidents leading up to the lieutenant's court-martial. Juxtaposing the brutal conditions in Vietnam with the trial, this gripping play examines the primal brotherhood of war and the punishing emptiness of those who return from it.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

Shortly after a hellish experience on a hilltop in the Quang Tri Province of Vietnam, Lieutenant William Bonney shot seven Vietnamese villagers in cold blood. Called to answer for the brutal atrocities against these civilians, Bonney and his men give their testimonies of the incidents leading up to the lieutenant's court-martial. Juxtaposing the brutal conditions in Vietnam with the trial, this gripping play examines the primal brotherhood of war and the punishing emptiness of those who return from it.

  • Drama
  • 100 minutes
  • 10 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: The roots of an enormous upturned tree.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-572-8

Published Reviews

"...the play celebrates the capacity of the human spirit to care deeply... Pielmeier evokes the hope that American males can evolve beyond the emotional level that makes a hero of that hollow shell, Rambo."

Centre Daily Times (University Park, PA)

"Want to get shocked out of your perception of current values? Want to cry on the inside? Want to understand the war in Vietnam -- finally...? Don't bring your children, but go see the most dramatic theatre production imaginable... On opening night an almost packed audience was just getting loose with a few chuckles when the magnificent actors began setting the scene of the terrors of war. Then come the bombshells -- of both words and actions. And just when the audience is at a point it can stand no more -- more comes, and more. ...You learn what American soldiers in Vietnam thought about the search for glory, what kind of enemy they were fighting, what is important back home. Perhaps best of all...you see talented actors...produce a performance of a lifetime."

Courier-Express / Tri-County Sunday (DuBois, PA)

"...as the lights come down to the final licks of Jimi Hendrix's version of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the theatre-goer witnesses the regeneration of a once-doomed Broadway play..."

Ted M. Sickler, The Daily Collegian (University Park, PA)

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JUL 20, 2017 - AUG 01, 2017
Theatr68
Los Angeles, CA United States
Theatr68 Los Angeles, CA United States
MAY 12, 2017 - JUN 04, 2017
Theatr68
North Hollywood, MA United States
Theatr68 North Hollywood, MA United States
MAR 23, 2016 - MAY 29, 2016
Electra High School
Electra, TX United States
Electra High School Electra, TX United States
MAR 27, 2013 - MAY 21, 2013
Salado High School
Salado, TX United States
Salado High School Salado, TX United States
OCT 07, 1988 - OCT 22, 1988
Penn State University
State College, PA United States
Penn State University State College, PA United States
DEC 01, 1985 - DEC 10, 1985
Biltmore Theatre on Broadway
New York, NY United States
Biltmore Theatre on Broadway New York, NY United States
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DEC 01, 1985 - DEC 10, 1985
Biltmore Theatre on Broadway
New York, NY United States
Biltmore Theatre on Broadway New York, NY United States