The Boys Next Door

Winter Play

January 30th, February 1st & 2nd

The Boys Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 7pm
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020 @ 7pm
  • Sunday, February 2, 2020 @ 2pm

Performance Cost:

  • Adults $12
  • Students/Seniors $10

Speech Dates:

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 | District Lg Grp Speech Contest
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020 | State Lg Grp Speech Contest
  • Friday/Saturday, February 14 & 15, 2020
    • All-State Lg Grp Speech Festival at Iowa State, Ames, Iowa

Synopsis: The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where 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 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 those with mental handicaps, 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.

Production Team & Crew

Director: Stacie Kintigh

Student Directors: Jenna DeNoyer, Briley Larson

Technical Director: Josh Tipsword

Asst. Technical Director: Justin Walker

Producer: Renae Mohr

Student Scenic Designer: Maia Glover

Scenic Design Supervisor: Tom Goodall

Stage Manager: Maia Glover

Asst. Stage Manager: TBD?

Student Light Designer: Ethan Jost

Student Sound Designer: Kara Rohlf

Cast List

Arnold Wiggins: Eliot Morrow

Lucien P. Smith: Kellie Costello

Norman Bulansky: Mitchell Smith

Jack Palmer: Owen Popelka

Barry Klemper: Drew Dowda

Sheila: Morgan Abbott

Mr. Klemper: Seth Schrock

Mr. Hedges: Trevor Henry

Mr. Corbin: Jacob Bibens

Senator Clarke: Emma Stanley

Mrs. Fremus: Elizabeth Monroe

Mrs. Warren: Joie Stoefen

Clara: Joie Stoefen

The Boys Next Door Rehearsal Dates:

  • Beginning November 19, 2019 | M-Th 3:30 - 6:00p