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Boys Next Door (October 2009)

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 dangle from his waist. Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a 5-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 devasted 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), 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 alloted on this earth.
CAST:
Arnold Wiggins…………………………………..Don Phillips
Lucien P. Smith………………………………….James Cole
Jack…………………………………………….Steve Shearer
Norman Bulansky…………………………………Ben Morey
Barry Kemper……………………………………Paul Mosley
Mr Hedges,Mr Corbin,Senator Clarke………..Tim Kinglsey
Mrs. Fremus, Mrs. Warren, Clara…………….Ann Shearer
Sheila…………………………………………….Jeanne Jons
Mr. Klemper………………………………………..Dan Beck

Lighting design…………………………………Dave Bunger
Light board operator………………………..Austin Widman
Sound……………………………..Austin Potter, Dan Beck
Props & costumes………………Shelly Parr, Ann Shearer
Joy Phillips, Rita Crooks, Jeanne Jons
Set………….Don Phillips. Steve Crooks, Austin Widman



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