The Vagabond Players
The Boys Next Door
Sunday May 6, 2018 2:00 pm
(El Campanil Theatre)
About The Play
The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin is a play about four men, with various mental disabilities, who live in a group home together under the care of their social worker, Jack.
The play provides a humorous commentary on the men's lives, taking a surprising turn when Barry's father comes to visit and as Jack (their caretaker) accepts a new job.
Arnold lives with a mild mental disability and works at a movie theater as a janitor. He tends to be very obsessive compulsive. He is hyperactive and talks constantly.
Norman works at a doughnut shop. Eating doughnuts at his job has caused him to become overweight. His girlfriend, Sheila, lives at another group home. Norman is very proud and possessive of a large ring of keys.
Lucien faces extremely debilitating mental disorders. Despite the fact that he cannot read, Smith insists on checking out armloads of books from the library. He is at risk of losing his disability funds, when the state accuses him of faking his mental condition.
Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic believes he is a pro golfer. Barry has had a traumatic life . When Barry’’s abusive father visits him for the first time in years, it proves harmful to his mental condition.
Filled with humor, the play is also marked by the compassion and understanding with which it peers into the half-lit world of its handicapped protagonists.. "THE BOYS NEXT DOOR is one of the most unusual and one of the most rewarding plays in town."
Adults: $20 Seniors: $18 Youth: $15
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