The Boys Next Door

Playwright(s): 
Tom Griffin


Show Dates: 
Friday and Saturday, February 17 - 18, 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2:00 PM
Monday, February 20 and Friday and Saturday February 24 - 25, 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 26, 2:00 PM

The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burned out" young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where "little things" sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.


Reservation Info: 
Member reservations begin Monday, February 6.
Public reservations begin Wednesday, February 8.
Reserve using our online system. Sorry, we do not accept reservations via email.
For reservation assistance, stop in Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Directed By: 
Danna Schuster

Produced By: 
Audrey Scholten

Cast: 
Arnold Wiggins - Pete Laskie
Lucien P Smith - George New
Jack - Wayne Blum
Norman Bulansky - Jeff Neary
Barry Klemper - Greg McInnis
Mr Hedges, Mr Corbin, Senator Clarke - Larry Brangwin
Mrs Fremus - Audrey Scholten
Mrs Warren - Margaret Britton
Clary - Kristy Pecks
Sheila - Alison Hanson
Mr Klemper - Mel Masuen

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