A communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally challenged men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burnt out" young social worker named Jack (Chris Brooks). Norman (Bobby Schultz), 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 (Russell Fish) has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs around; Arnold ,(Joe Autuoro) the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; Barry, (James Moran) a brilliant schizophrenic, 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 touching moments of great poignancy. We are reminded that everyone only want to love and laugh, and find some meaning and purpose in life.
"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.
The Boys next door runs every Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm from May 10th thru June 15th 2013. Doors open at 7:15pm.Tickets are now on sale. ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS are accepted. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 860-829-1248. Reservations are recommended. Or for more information, visit our website: www.ctcabaret.com The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is located just off Route 9 (exit 22: Mill Street) and the Berlin Turnpike. Visit the website for detailed directions. The theatre’s motto is “BRING YOUR OWN”. Presented cabaret-style, patrons are welcome to bring whatever they like to eat or drink with them. They also can enjoy a dessert bar that has a variety of treats to purchase.