Growing up and the stinking, striking and frustrating pain that comes with it something the whole of humanity shares. That's why movies like "Dead Poet's Society" and novels like "The Catcher in The Rye" become classics.
They accurately, sometimes embarrassingly, capture the oddly beautiful process of people chasing love and life. More importantly, they are merciless when it comes to exposing the honest, desperate and humiliating lengths young people go to experience the one thing they live for, happiness.
This honesty, desperation and accuracy are exactly the same things that make "The Burnt Part Boys" a scary but necessary watch. It is impressively accurate in painting the picture of a world that young people create for themselves. It is also brutally careless when it comes to presenting how young people often fail to get out of that world when it is time for them to do so.
"The Burnt Part Boys" is a musical that centers on a group of friends who decided to explore the burnt part of a coal mine where their fathers died. They simply wanted to feed their curiosity. What they ended up discovering, however, is the burnt part of themselves that might never heal.
Don't miss it. It's on until October 20.
- The Burnt Part Boys
- Now showing - Oct. 20
- Third Street Theatre
- 8115 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles
- For tickets, call 323-655-9232 or visit their website