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The Boys Next Door

by By Tom Griffin
February 10-14

Directed by B. Michael Quale

An Off-Broadway success, this very funny yet very touching play focuses on the lives of four mentally handicapped men who live in a communal residence in a New England city where they 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. 





Dave Richter

Arnold P. Wiggins

Mike Daniels

Lucien P. Smith

Eric Pozgay

Norman Bulansky

Jim Ryen

Barry Klemper

Matt Rolfson


Liz Seven

Mr. Klemper

Russell Larson

Mr. Hedges

Brad Dokken

Senator Clarke

Brad Dokken

Mrs. Fremus

Allison Irgens


Allison Irgens

Mrs. Warren

Allison Irgens





B. Michael Quale

Assistant to the Director

LeeAnn Clark

Scenic Design

B. Michael Quale

Stage Manager

LeeAnn Clark

Stage Crew

Kim Bryson, Kevin Duttenhefner

Set Construction

Brad Dokken, Randy Gilbertson, Morgan Gravos, Russell Larson, B. Michael Quale, Dave Richter, Liz Seven

Light Board Technician

B. Michael Quale

Sound Technician

Kristi Marshall, Susan Sinclair

Props Masters

Brad Dokken, Mike Daniels, Jim Ryen

House Volunteer

Dennis Gendreau


Mary Jo Harstad


Brad Dokken