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A Picture of Two Boys

Oct 21 - Nov 27, 2022

By Nick Malakhow

World Premiere

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Unlikely friends Markey and Pete just want to escape their tiny, mostly white, not-so-secretly racist town in rural Pennsylvania. For sensitive Markey, that means dreams of college and big cities, while rebellious Pete wants to be the next Kurt Cobain. When Markey finds an escape route without Pete, their friendship is shaken to its core. A decade later, the two find themselves sifting through the crumbled foundations of their shared history and revisiting the event which bound them together for life.


By Nick Malakhow (he/him)
World Premiere
Oct 29 – Nov 27, 2022
Performed in the Walker Theatre

By Nick Malakhow (pronouns: he/him)

Directed by Richard Mosqueda (pronouns: he/she/they)

Cast: Tim Garcia and Leon Jones


Content note: This play includes mature themes such as sexual abuse.  



"Powerful ... acting is top notch and emotionally raw" - Broadway World

"Both Jones and Garcia are terrific in their roles ... the show is excellent" - Talkin' Broadway

"Malakhow’s compassionate writing taps into the core of each young man" - San Francisco Chronicle




Full run: Oct 21-Nov 27, 2022

Pay-what-you-wish Previews: Oct 21-28 (click here for more information)

NEW! Pre-show chat with NCTC Founder Ed Decker and Playwright Nick Malakhow: Oct 28 at 7:30pm

Opening Night: Oct 29

Post-Show Discussion: Nov 6

Enhanced Safety Performance with Limited Capacity: Nov 16 (click here for more information)



All guests must wear face coverings in the theatre (may be removed when eating/drinking in bar and lobby). See special events for Enhanced Safety Performance date with vaccination requirements, limited capacity seating and mask enforcements. Learn more about NCTC's COVID policies here. Note that our theatre uses a hospital grade air filtration system to sanitize air and surfaces throughout the space. 



Season Producers: Michael Golden & Michael Levy, Robert Holgate, Lowell Kimble, Ted Tucker

Executive Producers: Bob A. Ross Foundation, William Gregory, Jim Taul & Dave Hopmann

Producers: Laurence Brenner & Angelo Figone

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