The Boys in the Band Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Act 1

• THE BOYS IN THE BAND is the story of nine gay men in New York City in 1969.

• The men gather for a birthday celebration which takes on a somber tone by the end of the evening.

• The play opens in the apartment of a man named Michael who is wrapping a gift when Donald arrives.

• Donald bemoans the cancellation of his therapy appointment.

• Donald suffers anxiety attacks and would be at home on Long Island if not for this party.

• Donald claims that he has learned in therapy that his parents are responsible not only for his being gay but also for his dysfunctional behavior.

• Michael receives a phone call from an old college roommate named Alan and Michael invites Alan to join the group for the evening.

• Michael knows that Alan is a straight man and asks Donald to keep the gay vibe low key until...

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