POCAHONTAS, Ark. – Perennially popular drama “The Boys Next Door” will be staged at the Downtown Playhouse in Pocahontas starting February 24th. The production runs through March 25.
The play is set in a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally challenged men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out” young social worker named Jack.
Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of the four residents are moments of both poignancy and humor. The drama drives home the point that the handicapped, like everyone else, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in life.
“The Boys Next Door” is directed by Kelly Grooms and sponsored by Overman Buildings and Bella Piazza. Performance dates are February 24 and March 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 25.
Tickets are $19.20, including tax, and the cost of admission also covers beverage and dessert. There is a wide array of hot and cold beverages, and desserts include Georgia style pecan pie, Reese’s cream pie, Louisiana crunch cream bundt cake and sugar-free parfait.
To order tickets or for more information, go to thedowntownplayhouse.com or call 870-758-2282.
The Downtown Playhouse is located at 302 North Marr in Pocahontas.
Photo attached of Kelly Grooms of Pocahontas (left) directing a scene from “The Boys Next Door” with Ryan Cooper of Imboden.
Press release – Brett Cooper, WBC