The Wooster Players are proud to present:
THE BOYS NEXT DOOR
APRIL 25, 26, 27 @ 7pm
APRIL 28 @ 2pm
TICKETS: $8 General Admisssion, $6 WCSD Students
Tickets may be purchased at the Wooster Players Box Office.
1331 E. Plumb Lane, Building D
Open daily, School hours (approx 7am-4pm)
Box Office opens one hour prior to show on performance dates.
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The Story: The place is a communal residence in the city, where four intellectually disabled 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; 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 disabled, 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.
Arnold Wiggins-Adam Dahir
Lucien P. Smith-Josh Gibbons
Norman Bulansky-Alex Infantino
Barry Klemper-David d'Olimpio
Mr. Klemper-Noah Locricchio
Mrs. Fremus-Alex Horwitz
Mrs. Warren-Noel Reich
Mr. Hedges/Mr Corbin-Ken Kelley
Senator Clarke-Emma Boyden
"Griffin's play hits squarely on the truth of life with its constant interplays and shadings of triumphs and tears." —NY Daily News.
"THE BOYS NEXT DOOR moves the audience to an awareness of how many things in everyday life we take for granted…" —NY Times.
Wooster Players seeking Audience to challenge their Improv Actors!
The last performance for the Wooster Players’ 2012—2013 season will be Wednesday, May 1, from 6—8 p.m. during Wooster High School’s Night of the Arts. This FREE EVENT will celebrate the rich array of Arts Programing on campus and will feature Fine Arts & Metal Works, Music—vocal & instrumental, Dance and Performance—from Poetry Readings to the Wooster Players performing Improv. Another star that evening will be The Hart Theatre’s latest addition, NEW STAGE CURTAINS! The Wooster Players wish to express their heartfelt appreciation to the community for their support of their program.
Wooster Players will hold several fundraisers throughout the year to raise money to travel to the
Nevada Thespian State Conference.