By James Scruggs Performed by Douglas Allen, Maximiliano Balduzzi, Spencer Scott Barros, Gerard Joseph and James Scruggs Directed by Mark Rayment What makes a man today? How do boys grow into men? America has become more and more urbanized: gang violence, drug addiction and imprisonment are often as much a boy's rite of passage as religion, military service and marriage once were. The men in Tickets to Manhood examine the choices that boys make as they mature into men. But these men don't apologize for their choices: they dive deep in them, and hold up the results for all the world to see. Their humorous and poignant stories offer a glimpse into the events that transformed them and how that metamorphosis occurred.