The Boys Next Door
Monday, November 12, 2007 @ 6:30 PM*
MEI Secondary School Auditorium
4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford
Call 604-504-5940 to register.
*Please note that this date is different than the one originally published.
Take a peek into the home of four mentally-handicapped men as they live out their existence in a communal residence under the supervision of a caring, yet burned out, social worker. One fights the temptation to eat the left-over pastries from the donut shop he works in and another takes great pride in the bundle of keys that hangs from his waist. Still another attempts to comprehend complex book despite his child-like mind and another masquerades as a professional golf instructor. Though confined by their physical reality, they reach out in spirit and find laughter, love and a sense of meaningful purpose for their lives. This is a charming and thought-provoking play for more mature audiences.
January 18 & 19, 24 – 26, 31 – February 1, 2008 @ 7:30 PM
Discount Matinees: January 19 & 26 @ 2:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings, 7PM – 10:00 PM
There will be a one-week Christmas Vacation break between Christmas and New Years.
ARNOLD WIGGINS – mid forties, very nervous man, always buys Wheaties
LUCIEN P. SMITH – about fifty, enjoys reading technical books
JACK PALMER – mid thirties, a burnt out social worker.
NORMAN BULANSKY – a large, sloppy man of about thirty, works in a donut shop, wears on overflowing key ring on his belt
BARRY KLEMPER – about twenty-eight, tries to make a living teaching golf lessons
SHEILA – an overweight girl in her late twenties or early thirties, speaks poorly.
MR. KLEMPER – Barry’s father, a course, middle-aged man. Has one arm.
An additional two performers, one male and one female, between the ages of twenty five and fifty five, are required to play multiple roles.
While the play is about those dealing with mentally handicaps, auditions are open to all male and female community performers.