The Late Great Henry Boyle

Fueled by an absinthe binge, a reclusive Professor of Medieval English writes a mysterious book that transforms him, much against his will, into a pop-culture celebrity.

Act 1

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“…not to be missed…a comedy that’s not afraid to show its heart.”

–Detroit Free Press


“(John) Lepard navigates Boyle’s journey brilliantly…making the subtle performance a powerhouse…’Late’ expertly strikes a balance between comedy and drama… MacGregor’s characters are funny, smart, and intriguing.”

–The Ann Arbor News


“…serves as a very funny and creative indictment of today’s media and star-drenched society…yet another in a long string of top-notch productions at the Purple Rose!”

–Between The Lines


“David MacGregor’s play The Late Great Henry Boyle is a funny and touching tale of an eccentric college professor wounded in love who has retreated into his own little castle of the mind…Having crammed Boyle into such a tight psychological box, MacGregor’s job as a writer is to spring him out of it again, which he manages in ways both riotous and tender.”

–Jackson Citizen Patriot


“The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea has a winner in their current play, The Late Great Henry Boyle…Henry’s ineptitude and awkwardness with Rachel make for some of the play’s funniest moments, which are abundant throughout…The marvelous acting is of course illuminated by a story that follows the path of a man’s resistance to happiness and success, even when it jumps right onto his back…From start to finish, a funny, enchanting, well-acted and well-written treat.”

–Current Magazine

Licensing information for The Late Great Henry Boyle is available from the author.