The Boys Next Door

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January 31, 2014 at 8:00pm
February 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
February 2, 2014 at 2:00pm
February 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
February 7, 2014 at 8:00pm
February 8, 2014 at 8:00pm

SECOND SEASON SHOW: Included in Season Subscription.

TICKETS PRICES:
Regular Admission - $15.00
Seniors, Students, Active Duty Military - $12.00

Directed by Judy Madden

Cast

Arnold Wiggins – Danny Dillon
Lucien P. Smith – Raymond Smith
Norman Bulansky – Trae Spears
Barry Klemper – JoeL R. Germany
Jack Palmer – Adam Meadows
Sheila – Shannon Wooten
Mr. Klemper –
Mrs. Fremus – Rosemary Pursell
Mrs. Warren – Sarah Bartos
Clara – Sarah Bartos
Mr. Hedges – Toby Koch
Mr. Corbin – John Koch
Senator Clarke – Janie Koch

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; website 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 rejectionof 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 purposein the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.