UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents Loverboy


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By Drew Paryzer
Directed by Jess Shoemaker

Loverboy finally returns home: to his childhood home and to his mother. His youth is gone, but there are still many things to be raised within the walls of his strangely powerful bedroom. 

The running time for Loverboy is approximately one hour and thirty-five minutes.

Loverboy contains mature content.

View the playbill for Loverboy.


April 12, 14, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21 at 2:00 p.m.

About the Playwright

Drew Paryzer's work has been seen or developed at the Roundabout Theatre, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Fusebox Festival. Plays include Al-Halqa (is that how it's pronounced) (New Harmony Project finalist), Swallow the Reader and Alter. Devised work includes FinalCon (Austin Critics' Table Award nomination) and Intro to Being Here, for which he co-created the companion video game. B.A.: Sarah Lawrence College, where he was a recipient of the Lipkin Prize.

About the Director

Jess Shoemaker is a director and educator - pursuing her M.F.A. in Directing at The University of Texas at Austin. She believes in the power of storytelling to foster empathy and connection and is excited to engage her passion for play and language through collaboration on new work.

About UTNT (UT New Theatre)

UTNT (UT New Theatre), curated by Liz Engelman and Steven Dietz, presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and the Michener Center for Writers. Now in its eleventh season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country. Learn about other current UTNT productions as well as its rich history.


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