Boys Who Tricked Me Ben Bonnema

About This Show

Called ‘‘heart-healing musical theatre’’ by Joshua Barone of The New York Times, Boys Who Tricked Me is a song-cycle, party-game, sleepover-style musical. It was previously workshopped at the Musical Theatre Factory and features songs of love gone wrong, lust gone right, and that nagging fear that you will die alone. Grab a drink, snuggle up to the stranger next to you, and spend the night in your parent’s basement with all the gay best friends you never knew you had.

On July 29, Dixon Place will present a concert reading of Boys Who Tricked Me.

About the Artist

Ben Bonnema is a composer-lyricist whose work has been featured in Variety, Wired and The New York Times. He wrote book, music & lyrics to Adult Swim’s PETER PANIC, a musical video game that’s been played by over a quarter million people (developed by James Marion). He contributed additional sound design and composition to Punchdrunk’s SLEEP NO MORE. Other full-lengths: BOYS WHO TRICKED ME; ONE WAY (with Christopher Staskel); THE LOST GIRL (with Arianna Rose). He earned his MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and was a 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist. He is currently Marc Shaiman’s assistant.

Friday, July 29 at 7:30pm

General Admission
$15 in advance
$18 at the door



Estimated Runtime
90 minutes

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Book, Music & Lyrics by
Ben Bonnema

Directed by
Shakina Nayfack

Remy Germinario*
Larry Owens*
Michael DeSouza*

Photo credit
Michelle Dimuzio & Michael Kushner

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